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Early Moth
Theria primaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1960 / 70.282

Found throughout the region but not often seen because of its very early flight period.

A species of open woodland, well established scrub and hedgerows.

Overwinters as a pupa. The female is wingless and mating pairs can be found on bare twigs after dark. Males fly from dusk and are attracted to light.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: Jan - February
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
28/03/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
26/03/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
24/03/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
22/03/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
21/03/20222VC36 - HerefordshireSO52

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