Angerona prunaria is a relatively large and prominent representatives of the family. The moths can reach a wingspan of 35-45 mm, rarely up to 56 mm. the males are usually slightly smaller than the females.
The ground colour is red to orange or yellow. There is a fine gray to almost black cross stippling and a transverse vein spot in females. The fringes have dark spots. The species is very variable. The males of this species are brighter in colour than the females, both sexes can be found in the typical plain orange form, as well as f. corylaria, which exhibits an orange band on a dark brown ground colour.
The moth prefers forest areas and is found in central and northern Europe, Russia and the Middle East.
The flight time is May to July.
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