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1661 Orange Underwing, Archiearis parthenias (Linnaeus, 1761)

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A resident that generally occurs singly or sparingly flying by day above mature Birch trees situated in damp spots away from the coast. Extremely local and distinctly episodic in numbers. Seriously decreasing. Single brooded, flying mainly from late March to Late April, sometimes from mid March, and occasionally from late february or to early May. Larvae feed on (silver) Birch. (Pratt, 2011)

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Long Wood nr. Northiam, 13 iii 2017 Photo: Heather Martin

Archiearis parthenias (Linnaeus, 1761)

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