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Lunar Thorn
Selenia lunularia

(Hübner, 1788) 1918 / 70.238
Photo © Andy Nunn,  Stair Cumbria

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Recorded in 89 (45%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-22mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Ash, Blackthorn, other broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common / Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/06/2023162NZ71 - Staithes
15/06/2023162SE59 - Fangdale beck
13/06/2023165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
06/06/2023165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
06/06/2023165SE19 - Leyburn / Catterick Garrison
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