Geometridae: Ennominae

07665 Orange Moth Angerona prunaria, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF1924 (ABH70.230)


General Information

There are two main forms of this species. In one form, the male is orange and the female is pale yellow. In f. corylaria the orange ground colour is restricted to the central bands and is of variable size.


Pupates between spun leaves.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light, males more often than females.
Often disturbed during day

Forewing length: 20-30mm.
Foodplant(s): hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birches (Betula spp.), Heather (Calluna vulgaris), Broom (Cytisus scoparius), herbaceous plants
Flying: One generation, late June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Old established woodland and heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria

Larva Type:
With lumps, bumps or horn(s)
No. of Proleg Pairs: