Geometridae: Ennominae

07693 Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF1932 (ABH70.253)


General Information

The male of this species is very variable from almost black-and-white to a drab grey, but is unlikely to be confused with any other species flying at the same time. The females are wingless.


Pupates in loose soil.

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

Forewing length: 14-17mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea)
Flying: One generation, early January-mid March
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Mature oak woodland, heathland with scrub oak.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria
March Moth Alsophila aescularia

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