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Hampshire and
Isle of Wight Branch

Orange moth - Angerona prunaria

Bradley & Fletcher No.: 1924

The Orange Moth favours long established broadleaved woodland, in Hampshire particularly on the central chalk belt and on clay. It also occupies wooded heathland, scrub and large ancient hedgerows. The larvae feed on Hazel, birches, Alder, hawthorns and other broadleaved trees. The adults are variable and can have extensive dark shading on the wings. In Hampshire in the last few years it has staged a small recovery from a low ebb about ten years ago.

Post-2000 records
Pre-2000 records

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More detailed information on this species can be found on the Hantsmoths website.

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