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Orange Moth
Angerona prunaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1924 / 70.230

Morley's Final Catalogue: Of uncertain appearance, apparently local in woods and old deforested areas. Bentley, frequent in odd years; Belstead; Henley; Brandeston, occasionally at Monks Soham light during 1908-33, Rendham, Beccles; Needham, Stowmarket, Felsham.

Recent Suffolk Status: Locally common in mid-Suffolk. Almost absent from the Brecks and quite local on the coast.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Unmistakeable.

Habitat: Woodland, carr woodland, scrub.

Recorded in 33 (57%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1908.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/07/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
13/07/2023125TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
11/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
09/07/2023225TM15 - Helmingham/Claydon
09/07/2023125TM37 - Halesworth
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Forewing: 20-30mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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