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.
The species frequents woodland, gardens and bushy places.
The moths are out from February to April when the males can be attracted to light.
The larvae feed on several different deciduous trees.
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.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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