Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria - Distribution map

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70.234 BF1913

Canary-shouldered Thorn Ennomos alniaria

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Wingspan 38-42 mm.

Aptly named after the canary-yellow thorax, or 'shoulders', this is a fairly common species all over Britain.

It has a single generation which flies from July to October, and is regularly attracted to artificial light.

It frequents woodland, gardens and a range of other habitats, and the larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees.
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