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Mottled Umber
Erannis defoliaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1935 / 70.256

An often very common resident across the region.

Most abundant in woodland, but also found in scrub, mature gardens, parks etc.

Overwinters as an egg. The female is wingless but the males come readily to light.

Recorded in 106 (76%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: October - January
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/12/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82
27/12/20191VC36 - HerefordshireSO53
25/12/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90
23/12/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
23/12/20192VC39 - StaffordshireSJ82

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