70.230 .... B&F 1924
Orange Moth Angerona prunaria (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Status .....There have been no Nottinghamshire records of this moth since the late 1800's. J.W. Carr lists occurences at Sherwood Forest (Sterland) and Thorney (Henderson) in his publication 'The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire. Nottingham: J.& H. Bell Ltd (1916)', describing this moth as 'rare and local'. Carr believed that most of Sterland's Sherwood Forest records were unreliable and it was certainly never recorded by any other entomologists.
Photographed by Martin Gray, at Chambers Farm Wood (Lincolnshire) July 2018
Early stages                            
Captive reared larva, photographed on Privet Ligustrum ovalifolium, July 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orange Moth  
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