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Dotted Border
Agriopis marginaria
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Scarce Umber
Agriopis aurantiaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1933 / 70.254

Davey, P., 2009: A frequently occurring species in England and Wales, but local elsewhere, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. The female has very rudimentary wings. In Dorset, records of this species are few; admittedly trapping is rarely undertaken from mid-November onwards, but it is far more scarce than the Mottled Umber1935. Overall, it seems to be locally frequent in deciduous woodland and among scrub on chalky soil.

Recorded in 27 (68%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1936.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
01/12/201819SY49 Bridport
03/12/201519SY98 Wareham
11/11/201519ST61 Sherborne
30/11/201419SY78 Broadmayne

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