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Purple Thorn (Male)

Observed: 25th March 2012 By: WilliamBWilliamB’s reputation in InvertebratesWilliamB’s reputation in InvertebratesWilliamB’s reputation in Invertebrates
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Description:

First time I've seen one in real life. About 40mm. I thought he would be more purple. But he was beautiful non the less.
I put him in a cage to try and get some better pics and he opened his wings fully just the once before I released him, but he closed them up a little before I clicked the shutter.

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Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Early Thorn (Selenia dentaria) interacts

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Early Thorn

Thanks for the correction Chris. It's my first Thorn observation and got a little excited about it. I'll do a little more googling before posting next time :)

WB