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Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)

Early Moth
70.2820 (B&F: 1960)

Synonym(s):
Theria rupicapraria sensu auctt. nec ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Theriini

A resident species usually occurring sparingly or fairly commonly at mv light in a wide range of habitats, but it is occasionally common to very common in inland deciduous woods and at rest in bushy places between Hailsham and Newhaven; scarce along treeless parts of the coast. Widespread in central Sussex, but missing from large areas elsewhere. High numbers are very local and irregular. Under-recorded, but in decline. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from mid January to mid March, occasionally from early January or to the third week of April. Larvae feed on hawthorn and sloe. (Pratt, 2011)

Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Findon Valley, 11 ii 2015
Photo: Mike Snelling
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Woods Mill SWT Reserve, 05 i 2018
Photo: Bob Foreman
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Lindfield, 20 ii 2017
Photo: Bob Foreman
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Seaford, 10 iii 2013
Photo: Bob Eade
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Denton, 28 i 2008
Photo: Steven Teale
Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809)
Warnham LNR, 0
Photo: Sam Bayley

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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