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Cepphis advenaria (Hübner, 1790)

Little Thorn
70.2210 (B&F: 1901)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Geometroidea
  »Family: Geometridae
   »Subfamily: Ennominae
    »Tribe: Lithinini

Status and ecology:

National Status: Nb

Resident and suspected occasional migrant, occurring sparingly and sometimes commonly on heaths and open woods in the west of the county, best known in Ashdown Forest in the east but here is in danger of extinction. Very local and distinctly irregular in numbers. Single brooded flying mainly from the second week of May to the third week of June. The larvae feed on sallow, dogwood and bilberry. (Pratt 2011)

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Friday Street Surrey, 15 v 2014 Photo: Keith Alexander

Cepphis advenaria (Hübner, 1790)

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