Dotted Border - Agriopis marginaria


Wingspan 27-32 mm. There are quite a number of variations of this species of moth, including a virtually all-dark form. The females are flightless and have only vestigial wings.

Identification difficulty

The species frequents woodland, gardens and bushy places.

When to see it

The moths are out from February to April when the males can be attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on several different deciduous trees.

UK Status

A common species distributed widely over the British Isles. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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