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Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, [1777])

Dotted Border
70.2550 (B&F: 1934)

Synonym(s):
Agriopis progemmaria (Hübner, [1799])


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

A resident species usually occurring singly or sparingly at mv light in a wide range of habitats but is sometimes fairly common to common in deciduous woods and bushy places; occasionally very common in the Abbott's Wood complex. Apparently only thinly distributed and high numbers are extremely local and irregular. In decline. This species is single-brooded occurring mainly from early February to the third week of April, although adults have been seen in every week from late December to late April. Larvae feed on oak, hawthorn, hazel, sallow and birch. (Pratt, 2011)

Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Scotney Estate, 27 i 2018
Photo: Charles Waters
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Scotney Estate, 9 ii 2019
Photo: Charles Waters
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Female - ex. larva on hawthorn
Cooden Golf Course, 25 ii 2016
Photo: Keith Alexander
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Arun Valley, 03 iii 2017
Photo: Dave Green
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Female - ex. larva on hawthorn
Cooden Golf Course, 25 ii 2016
Photo: Keith Alexander
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Eridge Railway Station, 22 ii 2011
Photo: Richard Roebuck
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
partially melanic form
Bracklesham2, 25 ii 2015
Photo: Derek Lee
Agriopis marginaria (Fabricius, 1777)
Wych Cross, Forest Row, 18 ii 2013
Photo: Hew Prendergast

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

Phenology (larval)

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