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The Purple Thorn (Selenia tetralunaria) is a species of moth in the Geometridae family.

This species is widespread in the South of Britain,

PurpleThorn ~ Ian Kimber

Purple Thorn ~ Ian Kimber

becoming scarcer further North. This species inhabits woodlands and gardens, and is extremly well camouflaged. There is rich brown wings, which have a greyish border and two lunar shaped markin

Purple Thorn (South) TL

When the Purple Thorn is active in the Southern half of Britain

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Purple Thorn (North) TL

When the Purple Thorn is active in the North of Britain

s.

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