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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1923 / 70.244
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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 (93%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/05/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
26/11/2019127TG20 - Norwich
26/11/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
25/11/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
25/11/2019128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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