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Moths - August Thorn (Ennomos quercinaria)

Wingspan 42-50mm.

The August Thorn is on the wing throughout August and September, and is often attracted to light.

Larval Food Plants
Larval foodplants include Oak (Quercus) and Beech (Fagus).

Habitat Requirements
Woodland and suburban areas throughout Britain although often local in distribution. Is often absent in areas of what appears to be suitable habitat.

Warwickshire Status
Resident

Where to see the August Thorn in Warwickshire

August ThornAugust Thorn © Jeff Rush

Other Species

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