Main: (Geometridae / Ennominae)
70.238 [B&F: 1918] Lunar Thorn (Selenia lunularia) (Hübner, [1788])

 

Notes: Local breeding in open woodland and scrub throughout the British Isles, usually in very small numbers; also an occasional immigrant to the south coast of England. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight very erratic in appearance, occurring infrequently in all three vice-counties, but mainly on the coast. Wingspan 39-44 mm. The most likely confusion species is Purple Thorn S. tetralunaria, which see for differences. Larva feeds on Ash, Dog-rose and Blackthorn, over-wintering as a pupa.

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Sandy Point11123/04/1998Adult
Binsted10102/08/1994Adult
Balmer Lawn11002/06/1983Not recorded
Cheriton12123/07/2014Adult
Cranmore10105/1995Not recorded
Cranmore10030/05/1995Adult
Denny Bog11008/1986Not recorded
Fleet Pond SSSI12109/06/1990Adult
Hengistbury Head11104/07/2017Adult
Highcliffe11010/05/2002Adult
Osborne1001929Adult
Shalfleet (74/01)1011911Adult
Ashurst11119/07/2013Adult
Pamber Forest 12504/10/2007Adult
Upton Grey12131/07/1971Not recorded
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