Geometridae : Ennominae
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Scarce Umber
Agriopis aurantiaria

(Hübner, 1799) 1933 / 70.254
Photo © David Ashton, 20 Nov 2014,  West End, Lund VC61

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Yorkshire Status: Uncommon and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This moth is reported from only a few sites in each vice-county, but is usually described as frequent or common in birch woodland (though also bred from sycamore (JP pers. comm.)). Whether it is locally common or whether this merely shows the distribution of light traps in operation in the later months of the year is uncertain.

2012 (CHF): It is difficult to tell whether the fluctuations in numbers of this moth are genuine, due to weather conditions or due to variation in observer effort. After being hardly reported in 2008-10, there was a huge increase to 43 records in the warm late autumn of 2011. Probably fairly common in suitable habitat (eg 51 in birch woodland at Ellington Banks on 11.11.2004) and occasionally wandering to gardens.

Recorded in 113 (57%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1805.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 17-21mm
Flight: October - December
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees and shrubs
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/12/2022162SE89 - Hole of Horcum
21/12/2022165SE37 - Ripon
12/12/2022162SE79 - Rosedale Abbey
06/12/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
05/12/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
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