Moths of Suffolk
Filtered - 1803 species
National Status :
Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)
Distribution and abundance : Local and infrequent
Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland and scrub
Flight Period : Single-brooded; August to September
Larval foodplants : Various broad-leaved trees and shrubs; birches, Alder, Hazel, hawthorns, Blackthorn, Plum, Cherry, Apple, oaks, Sycamore and poplars
Morley's Final Catalogue : Not recorded in Suffolk in Morley's time he comments 'Large Thorn is so rare as to be doubtfully indigenous'
Aston's Additions : Female of this new species taken at light by Mr. Garrett-Jones at Flatford on 22.ix.1946 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. VII, pt. 1. p. 26. Mr. Chipperfield next took it at Stowmarket on 2.x.1952 and 3.x.1954 (Trans. S.N.S., Vol. IX, pt. 1, p. 53). More recently it has been taken at Waldringfield by Mr. Alfred Waller.
Wingspan details : Forewing 21-28mm, Wingspan 49-64mm