Scarce Umber - Agriopis aurantiaria


Wingspan 27-35 mm. In common with several of its relatives, the female is almost wingless and spends much of its short life climbing up tree-trunks.

Identification difficulty

Inhabiting woodland, suburban habitats and other bushy places.

When to see it

The males fly in October and November and are attracted to light.

Life History

A range of deciduous trees form the main food of the larvae.

UK Status

This moth is reasonably common in England and Wales but local in Scotland and Ireland. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)

70.254 BF1933

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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