Geometridae : Archiearinae
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Light Orange Underwing
Boudinotiana notha

(Hübner, 1803) 1662 / 70.204
=Boudinotiana notha

An uncommon and local resident in the south. Recently recorded in Staffordshire at Bushbury.

A species of open woodland containing Aspen.

Overwinters as a pupa. Adults fly above Aspens in the sunshine.

Note This species is very similar to Orange Underwing but lack of Aspen should help to eliminate that species. The underside of the hind wing should be examined. This species has an unbroken dark band around the margin, not or only slightly indented. On Orange Underwing this band is broken or strongly indented.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 23 (16%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 15-17mm
Flight: March - April
Foodplant:   Aspen
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
20/04/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
20/04/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
19/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
01/04/20193VC37 - WorcestershireSO95
30/03/20195VC37 - WorcestershireSO95

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