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Little Thorn
Cepphis advenaria

(Hübner, 1790) 1901 / 70.221

Davey, P., 2009: A local species restricted to the south of Britain, the larva feeding on bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus), bramble (Rubus fruticosus), and dog rose (Rosa canina). In Dorset, the moth is local and at low density. Its primary but restricted habitat is bilberry growing in old woods and on dry ridges on acid soils around the periphery of the Poole Basin; its secondary habitat is scrub containing dog rose or bramble across the chalk belt in the north-east of the county. Reduction in... Read More

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (40%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1966.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bramble, Bilberry
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Former Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2019+9SY89 Bere Regis
20/06/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
19/06/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
11/06/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
06/06/2018+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth

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