Geometridae : Archiearinae
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Photo © Nick Owens,  Kelling Heath 06/04/13

Similar Norfolk Species: None
 
Orange Underwing
1661 Archiearis parthenias
(Linnaeus, 1761) 70.203
Norfolk status
Day-flying species best seen on warm, sunny spring days, usually seen flying high around the tops of birch trees before they come into leaf.
Birch heathland and woodland.

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2014.

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
02/04/2014127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
02/04/2014128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
01/04/2014228TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
30/03/2014128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
29/03/2014227TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2014
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Season: One generation. Mar-April.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Nat Status: Local
 Immature Adult
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