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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1923 / 70.244

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in southern Britain, more local further north, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and usually common, particularly so in deciduous woodland, but seemingly not as abundant as in former times. "In some years the larvae are destructively abundant forming a high percentage of the plague of winter moth caterpillars" (W Parkinson Curtis).

Recorded in 36 (90%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: September - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
28/11/2019+9SZ07 Swanage
26/11/201919ST61 Sherborne
26/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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