70.203 .... B&F 1661
Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status ..... An uncommon moth in Nottinghamshire, but almost certainly under-recorded. The moth's stronghold is probably in the Sherwood Forest area, where it can be seen flying around the tops of Birches. Recorded once at Hare Hill Wood near Kersall in 2007. We have recorded this moth at Warsop Wood, Warsop Main Pit Top, Sherwood Forest CP (commonly) and Budby South Forest.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top April 2013
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2011
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orange Underwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Dave Morton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017).

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Updated January 2021

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