Geometridae: Archiearinae

1662 (ABH70.204) Light Orange Underwing Boudinotiana notha (=Archiearis), (Hübner, [1803])

KR07518

Male, Monks Wood
Male, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Male, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
ex Monks Wood NNR, March 2003. Reared from larva emerged 2004. Male.
ex Monks Wood NNR, March 2003. Reared from larva emerged 2004. Male.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Female, Monks Wood
Female, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The larvae feed on leaves and, perhaps, young catkins.

 

Pupates in soft bark.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 15-17mm
Foodplant(s): Aspen (Populus tremula)
Flying: One generation, March-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Nationally Scarce B

Habitat

Open (usually ancient) woodland with mature catkin-bearing aspen.

Regional Information

Recorded in 10 (3.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 18 March to 19 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 04 June to 21 June


Nationally Scarce B

Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Green, black, white
No. of Proleg Pairs:
3