Geometridae: Ennominae

07699 Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria, (Clerck, 1759)

BF1935 (ABH70.256)


General Information

The male of this species is a quite variable. The females are completely wingless.


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: 18-25mm.
Foodplant(s): oaks (Quercus spp.), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), Apple (Malus domestica), Dog-rose (Rosa canina), Goat Willow (Salix caprea), maples (Acer spp.), Hornbeam (Carpinus betulus), Sweet Chestnut (Castanea sativa), elms (Ulmus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, October-January
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and heathland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria

Larva Type:
Grey, red, brown, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: