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Orange Moth
Angerona prunaria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1924 / 70.230
Photo © Tristan Bantock

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 20-30mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants. Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Rare, Unmistakable.
Two main forms. Male truly orange, with female pale yellow. In other form, f.corylaria orange ground colour restricted to central bands of variable size.
Old established woodland and heathland.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2020127TG20 - Norwich
23/07/2019128TM08 - Banham/Lopham
29/06/2017+27TG14 - Sheringham
15/07/2016127TM49 - Geldeston/Haddiscoe
22/07/2013128TF91 - Dereham
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