Geometridae: Ennominae

07632 Large Thorn Ennomos autumnaria, (Werneburg, 1859)

BF1911 (ABH70.232)


General Information

Pupates on the ground in leaf litter.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 21-28mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Alder (Alnus glutinosa), Hazel (Corylus avellana), poplars (Populus spp.), Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), cherries (Prunus spp.), plums (Prunus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, September-early October
UK Presence: Resident, Possible Immigrant
National status:


Broadleaved woodland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
August Thorn Ennomos quercinaria
Cherven, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 29th June 2012, female.
Cherven, Western Rhodopi Mtns., 29th June 2012, female.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Dusky Thorn Ennomos fuscantaria

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
Grey, green, brown
No. of Proleg Pairs: