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.
Inhabiting woodland, suburban habitats and other bushy places.
The males fly in October and November and are attracted to light.
A range of deciduous trees form the main food of the larvae.
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.
Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant)
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