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August Thorn

Observed: 25th July 2011 By: Graeme
The Anton River Conservation Association
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Early Thorn Moth (Selenia dentaria) 25.7.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass
Early Thorn Moth (Selenia dentaria) 25.7.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass 1
Early Thorn Moth (Selenia dentaria) 25.7.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass 1 2
Early Thorn Moth (Selenia dentaria) 25.7.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass 1 2 3
Early Thorn Moth (Selenia dentaria) 25.7.11.Rooksbury Mill A303 Underpass 1 2 3 4
Description:

Thorn moth with wings open, might be another Earl thron?

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which August Thorn (Ennomos quercinaria) interacts

Comments

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Wrong resting posture

Early Thorn never sits with it's wings open like this. As Robert says, the shape of the outer cross-line, and in particular the way it kinks back when it reaches the leading edge of the wing a diagnostic for August Thorn.