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Dotted Border
Agriopis marginaria

(Fabricius, 1777) 1934 / 70.255

A common resident across the region.

Most abundant in woodland but also found in scrub, hedgerows, larger gardens etc.

Overwinters as a pupa. The females are flightless and have only vestigial wings but males come readily to light.

Recorded in 107 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Oaks and oOther broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP06
14/05/201914VC40 - ShropshireSJ43 -
01/05/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
07/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ91
06/04/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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