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The Dusky Thorn (Ennomos fuscantaria) is a moth of the family Geometridae. The species can be found in the western part of the Palearctic ecozone.

Dusky thorn

Dusky Thorn - K.Noble

The wingspan is 35–40 mm. The moth from July to October depending on the location.

The caterpillars feed on Fraxinus excelsior, but also Ligustrum and other shrubs.

Dusky Thorn TL

When the Dusky Thorn is active