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Selenia dentaria (Fabricius, 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1917 / 70.237
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Westcott 2017

Similar Upper Thames Species: None
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn, Hazel, other woody plants
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Widespread and common across the region, in a range of habitats.

Recorded in 69 (88%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1750.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
03/09/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
02/09/2022123SP30 - Witney(S), Bampton
20/08/2022124TQ08 - Colne Valley, Black Park
19/08/2022124SP70 - Thame, Longwick
17/08/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
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