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Selenia lunularia (Hübner, [1788])

Lunar Thorn
70.2380 (B&F: 1918)

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

Synonym(s):

Selenia lunaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

A resident species reinforced by immigration and occurring singly or sparingly in a wide range of habitats. Well distributed to the east of Eastbourne, but extremely local and distinctly episodic elsewhere. Double brooded, flying from early May to mid June and again from late June to the third week of August. The larvae feed on oak, (silver) birch, ash, privet and damson. (Pratt 2011)

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Brede High Woods, 28 iv 2014 Photo: Crystal Ray

Selenia lunularia (Hübner, 1788)

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