Geometridae: Archiearinae

07517 Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias, (Linnaeus, 1761)

BF1661 (ABH70.203)


General Information

This species flies during the day high around the tops of birch trees before they come into leaf. The moths fly lower during the afternoon and drink and bask at puddles.


Pupates in the surface of soft bark.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Flies during the day

Forewing length: 16-19mm.
Foodplant(s): Downy Birch (Betula pubescens), Silver Birch (Betula pendula), Rowan (Sorbus aucuparia)
Flying: One generation, March-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Birch heathland and woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
Green, white, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: