Geometridae : Ennominae
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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria

(Linnaeus, 1761) 1923 / 70.244
Photo © Damian Money,  Skelton in Cleveland, VC62

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and the most common moth of early spring in many areas. Recorded in all five vice-counties in almost all kinds of habitat. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees.

2012 (CHF): Remains common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in range or distribution.

Recorded in 140 (70%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1805.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: September - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
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
21/11/2022164SE44 - Wetherby / Tadcaster
20/11/2022164SE44 - Wetherby / Tadcaster
19/11/2022164SE44 - Wetherby / Tadcaster
18/11/2022161TA04 - Beverley (N)
18/11/2022162NZ61 - Guisborough
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