Irish moths

Scarce Umber, Agriopis aurantiaria

Family: Geometridae       Sub-family: Ennominae

1933     *     Scarce Umber     *     Agriopis aurantiaria

Wingspan: 27-35mm

Flight time: October-December. Females are wingless.
Habitat: Mature deciduous woodland, also scrub and woody gardens

Larvae feed on shrubs and trees including Birch, Oak, Hawthorn, Dog-rose, sallows and Hornbeam.

Similar: Mottled Umber and Dotted Border

Scarce Umber, Agriopis aurantiaria

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. December 2010

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