Geometridae : Archiearinae

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Similar Norfolk Species
Orange Underwing
Archiearis parthenias
Light Orange Underwing
1662 Boudinoyiana notha
(Hübner, 1803) 70.204
=Archiearis notha
Norfolk status
Occurring locally in the southern half of England.

Barrett [VCH 1901] Brephos notha, Hb.
" Has been taken at Horsford near Norwich"

Males can be determined by their antennae which are finely serrated in Orange Underwing, and are slightly feathered in Light Orange Underwing; on underside of hindwing of Orange Underwing, orange band projects centrally into dark outer band, often reaching outer margin, while in Light Orange Underwing, dark outer band is unbroken, and central projection of orange band is absent (MBGBI Vol 7 part 2).

Recorded in 2 (3%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 1914.

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Forewing: 15-17mm.
Season: March - April.
Foodplant:   Aspen
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
 Immature Adult
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