Geometridae : Ennominae

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(Linnaeus, 1761) 70.244/1923
Norfolk status
English name from the feathery antennae of the male.
Woodland, parks and gardens.

Rich reddish-brown ground colour, with very dark, heavily marked specimens occasionally recorded.

Recorded in 61 (88%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2015.

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/11/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
13/11/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/11/2015127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
12/11/2015327TM18 - Diss
11/11/2015128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Season: One generation Sept-Dec.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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