Geometridae : Archiearinae
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Orange Underwing
Archiearis parthenias

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1661 / 70.203
Photo © Brian Leesey,  Stoodley Glen, Calderdale

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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: A fairly local insect, found in well-established birch areas where it flies actively in sunshine. There are now several known localities in all vice-counties except VC65.

Argus 47, 2001-2004:

VC65. High Batts 27.3.1984 (SPW). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Widespread in birch woodland. The paucity of records in the north-west and south-east reflects a lack of suitable habitat. Increased numbers of records in recent years (particularly 2012) are probably due to some fine sunny weather in late March.

Recorded in 72 (36%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-19mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Birches
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/04/2022163SK59 - Maltby
27/03/2022361SE83 - North Cave
26/03/2022364SD75 - Slaidburn
26/03/2022664SE04 - Keighley / Silsden
25/03/2022165SE28 - Bedale
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