|1919 ~ Purple Thorn ~ Selenia tetralunaria|
Resident. Common S,C,(N).
A fairly common species, found throughout the county.
Wingspan : M & F, Spring brood 46-52mm. Summer brood 44-46mm.
Woodland, scrub, heathland, gardens and urban areas.
Most broadleaf trees.
Overwinters as a pupa just under the soil. Larva late May-early July and August-September.
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Photo by MDH, 12th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin