Geometridae: Ennominae

1912 (ABH70.233) August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria, (Hufnagel, 1767)

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Whitelye, Monmouthshire, July 2008
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, July 2008
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Aug 2005
Whitelye, Monmouthshire, Aug 2005
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. 2nd instar.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. 2nd instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. 3rd instar.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. 3rd instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Final instar.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019. Light trap. Final instar.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019. Light trap. Final instar.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male. about to emerge
Whitelye Moor, Monmouthshire, reared ex female July 2019.. Light trap. Male. about to emerge
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The flight season of this species actually overlaps with the September Thorn, so this cannot be used to distinguish them.

 

Pupates in the leaves of the food plant.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 18-22mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), lime (Tilia spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), Beech (Fagus sylvatica), birches (Betula spp.), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa)
Flying: One generation, mid August-late September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Local

Habitat

Woodland, parkland, hedgerows, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

Recorded in 24 (8.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in July 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 10 July to 01 October

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Large Thorn Ennomos autumnaria
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
September Thorn Ennomos erosaria

Local
Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Colours:
Brown, green
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2