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Little Thorn
Cepphis advenaria

(Hübner, 1790) 1901 / 70.221
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Yorkshire Status: Very rare and very local. No recent record.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: The last record of this moth in the County was from Edlington Wood (VC63) on 14.6.1958 (YNU, 1970). Porritt stated it to be not uncommon at this locality. The only other Yorkshire record was from Maltby Wood near Rotherham (Porritt, 1883-86).

Current status (CHF, 2011): Last recorded 1958, not likely to reappear as a breeding species.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 1 (1%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 1958.
Additional Stats

< Latticed Heath  |  Brown Silver-line >
Forewing: 14-17mm
Flight: May - June
Foodplant:   Bilberry
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/06/1958163SK59 - Maltby
1883+63SK59 - Maltby
01/01/1883 to 31/12/1886+63SK59 - Maltby
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