Geometridae: Ennominae

1934 (ABH70.255) Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria, (Fabricius, [1777])

KR07696

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-1981
 1981-1999
 2000-2009
 2010-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Reared, ex Monks Wood NNR, May 2007.
Reared, ex Monks Wood NNR, May 2007.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Flightless Female, Monks Wood
Flightless Female, Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Fligh
Fligh
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Monks Wood
Monks Wood
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies


General Information

The male of this species is quite variable. A dark form, f. fuscata is very dark brown.

 

Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a pupa.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 16-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), willows (Salix spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), maples (Acer spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), plums (Prunus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Woodland, gardens, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

Recorded in 67 (24.8%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in March 2017

Recorded date range (Adult): 06 January to 15 May

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 07 May to 11 June

Similar Species
Carmarthenshire
Carmarthenshire
 Photo © Martin Lovell
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Brown, green, black, red
No. of Proleg Pairs:
2