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Early Moth
Theria primaria

(Haworth, 1809) 1960 / 70.282

Davey, P., 2009: A species found throughout England and Wales, but more local elsewhere, the larva feeding on blackthorn (Prunus spp.) and hawthorn (Crateagus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is frequent amongst blackthorn and hawthorn scrub, thickets and hedgerows, and deciduous woodland edges; it is largely absent from heathland.

Recorded in 31 (78%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: Jan - February
Foodplant:   Blackthorn, Hawthorn
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/03/201929SY98 Wareham
26/02/201929ST61 Sherborne
26/02/201929SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/02/201939ST61 Sherborne
24/02/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown

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