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Mottled Umber
Erannis defoliaria

(Clerck, 1759) 1935 / 70.256

avey, P., 2009: A common species in southern Britain, less so further north, the larva feeding on a variety of deciduous tree and shrub species. The female is wingless. In Dorset, this highly variable moth is widespread and common, particularly so in deciduous woodland. It has not been noted as a pest species recently, but in the middle of the last century the moth was said to have been "often destructively abundant, not only in the woods, but on occasion in town gardens" (W Parkinson Curtis... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
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 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
24/12/201919SY39 Lyme Regis
23/12/201919SY78 Broadmayne
06/12/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
29/11/201919ST61 Sherborne

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