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Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, [1799])

Scarce Umber
70.2540 (B&F: 1933)

»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Geometroidea
    »Family: Geometridae
      »Subfamily: Ennominae
        »Tribe: Bistonini

A resident species often fairly common to common at mv light in its woodland headquarters, normally occurring sparingly in a wide range of other habitats and is positively scarce along treeless parts of the coast. Well distributed in the north-west but much less so elsewhere. Extremely local in high numbers and in decline. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from early November to the second week of December, sometimes from the second week of October or to late December. Larvae feed on oak, (silver) birch, hawthorn and beech. (Pratt, 2011)

Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Scotney, 13 xi 2020
Photo: Charles Waters
Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Little Bognor, 20 xi 2010
Photo: Rob Eadie
Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Bracklesham, 04 xi 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Henfield, 22 xi 2010
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Cooden Golf Course, 06 xii 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander
Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Cooden Golf Course, 06 vi 2015
Photo: Keith Alexander

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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