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Scarce Umber
Agriopis aurantiaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1933 / 70.254

A common species found across the region.

Most abundant in open broadleaved woodland with mature trees. Also in gardens and well wooded parks.

Overwinters as an egg. Females are wingless but males are attracted to light.

Recorded in 98 (70%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1867.
Last Recorded in 2020.
(Data up to end 2020)
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 2020)
Date#VC10k Area
12/12/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
12/12/20201VC37 - WorcestershireSO72
11/12/20201VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
04/12/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
01/12/20201VC39 - StaffordshireSO98

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