Geometridae: Ennominae

07695 Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria, (Hübner, [1799])

BF1933 (ABH70.254)


General Information

The male of this species is extremely variable as can be seen from the photos.


The female is flightless and only has vestigal wings.


Pupates in loose soil.

Overwinters as Overwinters as an egg.
Male readily comes to light, sometimes in numbers. Female not.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 17-21mm.
Foodplant(s): birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), oaks (Quercus spp.), Dog-rose (Rosa canina), elms (Ulmus spp.), lime (Tilia spp.), sallows (Salix spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), broadleaved trees, broadleaved shrubs
Flying: One generation, October-December
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, suburban habitats and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria

Larva Type:
Grey, green, brown, orange, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: