Family: Geometridae Sub-family: Ennominae
1935 * Mottled Umber * Erannis defoliaria
Widespread, locally common
Wingspan: 30-40mm. Very variable. Females are wingless.
Flight time: October-February
Habitat: Deciduous woodland, also hedgerows, gardens, heaths
Larvae feed on a wide range of broadleaved trees and shrubs
Similar: Scarce Umber, Oct-Dec, golden yellow-orange colour.
Dotted Border, February-April, row of dots along wing edges
Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. November and December 2010. Larva July 2015