Geometridae : Archiearinae
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Light Orange Underwing
Archiearis notha
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Orange Underwing
Archiearis parthenias

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1661 / 70.203

Norfolk status
Local in Birch heathland and woodland.

Day-flying species best seen on warm, sunny spring days, usually seen flying high around the tops of Birch trees before they come into leaf.

Recorded in 38 (51%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
08/04/2023128TF62Knights Hill / Roydon Common
07/04/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
07/04/2023128TF62Dersingham Bog
05/04/2023127TG21Norwich (Sprowston / Mousehold)
05/04/2023128TF61Tottenhill (Westbriggs Wood)
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Forewing: 16-19mm.
Flight: One generation. Mar-April.
Foodplant:   Downy Birch, Silver Birch
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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