Geometridae : Ennominae
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Purple Thorn
Selenia tetralunaria
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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia

(Hübner, 1788) 70.238

Formerly a fairly widespread resident in the region, but now very rare probably as a vagrant. Occurs in woodland and other habitats. Has also declined greatly in other parts of southern England and the midlands.

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Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2017.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Foodplant:   Ash, Blackthorn, other broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
15/07/20172VC22 - BerkshireSU29
21/07/20161VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU98
04/07/2009+VC24 - BuckinghamshireSU79
30/06/20001VC22 - BerkshireSU46
21/07/19951VC23 - OxfordshireSU78

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