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70.235 ~ 1914 ~ Dusky Thorn ~ Ennomos fuscantaria
UK Status

Resident. Common S,C.

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species, found throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 38-42mm.

Confusion species

September Thorn, August Thorn.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Most places where the foodplant is found.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva early May-mid July. Pupates amongst spun leaves of the foodplant.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 18th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin