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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1923 / 70.244
Photo © Matthew Casey,  02/11/2019 - Hethersett

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Forewing: 19-23mm.
Flight: One generation Sept-Dec.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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 64 (86%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/11/2021128TF51 - Tilney/Wiggenhall
19/11/2021127TM18 - Diss
19/11/2021127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
17/11/2021128TF82 - Sculthorpe/Raynham
16/11/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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