Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods) ➔ Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods) ➔ Class Insecta (Insects) ➔ Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and moths) ➔ Family Geometridae (Geometer or inchworm moths)

Boudinotiana notha (Hübner, 1803)

Auen-Jungfernkind Light Orange Underwing

Synonyms:

Noctua notha Hübner, [1803] [original combination] | Archiearis notha (Hübner, [1800-1803]) | Brephos nothum ab. laeta Rebel, 1910 |

  • Boudinotiana notha, male  8641
    Boudinotiana notha (Hübner, 1803)  Auen-Jungfernkind  Light Orange Underwing 
    Boudinotiana notha, male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2019-04-02 11:47:59
    Image number: 8641
    male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2019-04-02 11:47:59

  • Boudinotiana notha, male  8642
    Boudinotiana notha (Hübner, 1803)  Auen-Jungfernkind  Light Orange Underwing 
    Boudinotiana notha, male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2019-04-02 11:48:17
    Image number: 8642
    male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2019-04-02 11:48:17

  • Boudinotiana notha, male  9222
    Boudinotiana notha (Hübner, 1803)  Auen-Jungfernkind  Light Orange Underwing 
    Boudinotiana notha, male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2020-04-11 12:04:55
    Image number: 9222
    male
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2020-04-11 12:04:55

  • Boudinotiana notha, female  9223
    Boudinotiana notha (Hübner, 1803)  Auen-Jungfernkind  Light Orange Underwing 
    Boudinotiana notha, female; conf. Bernd-Otto Bennedsen
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald; 2020-04-11 12:39:57
    Image number: 9223
    female
    DE, Chemnitz, Zeisigwald
    2020-04-11 12:39:57
    conf. Bernd-Otto Bennedsen

Classification:
Boudinotiana notha belongs to the subfamily Archiearinae.
Distribution:
Widespread in Europe; east to Japan.
Habitat:
Open wet forests with aspen, birch and willow.
Description:
Wingspan between 27 - 35 mm
Similar species:
A similar species is the Orange Underwing Archiearis parthenias. The males of the two species can be distinguished by their antennae shape. The males of Boudinotiana notha have comb-like antennae. The antennae of the males of Archiearis parthenias are weakly toothed.
Biology:
The Light Orange Underwing Boudinotiana notha forms one generation per year. The moths are diurnal. They fly in sunny weather from March to May.
The caterpillars of the species live on poplars, often aspen (Populus tremula), willows and birches. They can be found in May and June. Boudinotiana notha hibernates as a pupa in rotten wood.

References, further reading, links:
  1. Bestimmungshilfe des Lepiforums