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Orange Moth
Angerona prunaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1924 / 70.230

Davey, P., 2009: A species restricted to southern Britain, the larva feeding on hawthorn (Crateagus spp.), blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), honeysuckle (Lonicera spp.), birch (Betula spp.) and a variety of other deciduous tree and shrub species. In Dorset, this beautiful and highly variable species has always been rare, with a tendency to inhabit localities on geology older than chalk, although there is a single very old record from Bloxworth. Only a handful of examples have been seen in recent... Read More

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Recorded in 5 (13%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1998.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 20-30mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
10/07/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
30/06/201919ST40 Beaminster
27/06/201619ST60 Cerne Abbas
02/07/201019ST40 Beaminster
01/07/200919ST40 Beaminster

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