Geometridae : Ennominae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Braughing Friars, Hertfordshire (28/02/12) - Pair in copulation

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Scarce Umber
Agriopis aurantiaria
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Dotted Border
Agriopis marginaria

(Fabricius, 1777) 1934 / 70.255

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Anyone who runs a moth trap in January/February is likely to attract this species, though chances increase the nearer the trap is to some sort of woodland. Male moths frequently sit on the trap, or on surrounding walls and vegetation - if you do not look at the trap until first light you may miss the many moths that provide a hearty breakfast for House Sparrows! The females are wingless.

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/02/2024121TQ09 - Watford / Rickmansworth
18/02/2024220TL22 - Stevenage
11/02/20241020TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
09/02/2024120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
04/02/2024120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation Feb-April.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak Other broadleaf trees
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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