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Light Orange Underwing - Archiearis notha

By tralfamadorean
Not 100% certain on ID


This medium-sized moth can be confused with the Orange Underwing, but can be distinguished from that species on several characters. It is generally smaller and the forewing is less variegated than that of the Orange Underwing. On the underside of the hindwing the dark outer band is unbroken. Additionally the Orange Underwing usually flies about two weeks earlier than the Light Orange Underwing, the former being associated with birch.

A spring species usually seen flying in sunshine around the tops of Aspen. Less active in the late afternoon. Sometimes found lower down or on the ground visiting puddles.

Tags: Moth Wildlife and nature Light Orange Underwing Archiearis notha

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sparrowhawk Plus
11 282 2 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2020 11:05AM

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Daisymaye Plus
11 23 18 Canada
27 Jun 2020 1:28PM
Good details.
27 Jun 2020 1:47PM
Well captured.
27 Jun 2020 1:49PM
Great image

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