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Orange Underwing
Archiearis parthenias (Linnaeus, 1761)
Geometridae: Archiearinae
1661 / 70.203
Photo © Dave Wilton,  Round Wood 2011

Similar Upper Thames Species
Light Orange Underwing
Archiearis notha
Foodplant:   Birches
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Local across the region in open woodland and wooded heathland.

Recorded in 30 (38%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
25/04/2022124SP85 - Olney, Salcey, Yardley Chase
11/04/2022122SP40 - Wolvercote, Wytham, Wootton
18/03/2022124SP61 - Bernwood, Rushbeds, Bullingdon
17/04/2021123SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
08/04/2021124SP91 - Pitstone, Ivinghoe Hills
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