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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 113 (81%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 18-25mm
Flight: October - January
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees
Red List: Vulnerable (VU)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
26/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK00
24/12/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
24/12/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK22
22/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO52
22/12/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55

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