Geometridae : Ennominae
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Dotted Border
Agriopis marginaria

(Fabricius, 1777) 1934 / 70.255
Photo © Samantha Batty,  Males and flightless female. Austerfield, VC63.

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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There are scattered records from all five vice-counties and most reports say it is frequent or common. Melanic forms such as ab. fuscata (Mosley) are prevalent in many areas.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county and common in the spring especially in broad-leaved woodland. Occasionally appearing before the year end, eg Knott Wood (Calderdale) 11.11.2010.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1847.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: February - April
Foodplant:   Oaks and other broadleaved trees
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
02/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
01/03/2023165SE37 - Ripon
22/02/2023165SE37 - Ripon
21/02/2023165SE37 - Ripon
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