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70.244 ~ 1923 ~ Feathered Thorn ~ Colotois pennaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A common species throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 46-50mm.

Confusion species

Orange Moth, Scalloped Oak.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly broadleaf woodland, but also found in parks and gardens.


Many species of broadleaved trees and shrubs.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-June. Pupates just below the soil.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 25th Sept 2009, Llanfyllin

Photo by PRW, 29th Oct 2010, Commins Coch

Photo by PRW, 12th Nov 2010, Commins Coch