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Feathered Thorn
Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1923 / 70.244
Photo © Dave Hatton

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Forewing: 19-23mm
Flight: September - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Well distributed and the most common moth of early spring in many areas. Recorded in all five vice-counties in almost all kinds of habitat. The larvae feed on a variety of deciduous trees.

2012 (CHF): Remains common and widespread across the county with no recent changes in range or distribution.

Recorded in 142 (71%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1805.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/11/2023261TA07 - Hunmanby
20/11/2023164SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
19/11/2023564SE27 - Kirkby Malzeard
19/11/2023164SE34 - Harewood
18/11/2023264SE24 - Bramhope / Otley
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