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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1923 / 70.244
Photo © Matthew Casey,  16/10/2020 - 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
12/10/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
10/10/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
10/10/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
09/10/2021128TF93 - Fakenham/Walsingham
08/10/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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