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Dotted Border
Agriopis marginaria

(Fabricius, 1777) 1934 / 70.255

Davey, P., 2009: A common species in Britain, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. The female has rudimentary wings. In Dorset, the moth is widespread and frequent rising to common in deciduous woodland, with a relatively protracted three-month flight period.

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Oaks and oOther broadleaved trees
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
08/04/201929SY58 Abbotsbury
08/04/201919SY88 Wool / Lulworth
30/03/201919SY98 Wareham
28/03/201919SY98 Wareham
27/03/2019+9SZ07 Swanage

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