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Orange Moth
Angerona prunaria

(Linnaeus, 1758) 1924 / 70.230

General comments:
Status uncertain. Vagrant or extremely local resident.

The eight historic map dots (66% of all records) represent records made, broadly, over a hundred years ago and suggest that this moth was once resident in at least the south of Hertfordshire. It is quite absent in 2022. The 4 current map dots (34%), all date from 2002 onwards and represent areas where the moth was not previously found. Whether these are merely vagrants, or representatives of a small, undiscovered resident population is unclear.

Recorded in 12 (29%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2013.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2013120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
22/07/2013120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
19/06/2012120TL31 - Hertford
16/06/2012120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
04/07/2004121TQ18 - Harrow / Wembley / Ealing
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 20-30mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved woody plants Hawthorn, Blackthorn etc
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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