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1917 ~ Early Thorn ~ Selenia dentaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A very common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, Spring brood 46-51mm. Summer brood 40-44mm.

Confusion species

None.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Woodland, scrub, parkland, gardens and urban areas.

Foodplant

Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a pupa in spun leaves amongst the plant debris. Larva mid May-late June and August-early October.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th July 2008, Llanfyllin

Photo by DB, 23rd July 2012, Middletown
An unusual colour aberration.