Geometridae: Ennominae

07696 Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria, (Fabricius, [1777])

BF1934 (ABH70.255)


General Information

The male of this species is quite variable. A dark form, f. fuscata is very dark brown.


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: 16-20mm.
Foodplant(s): Pedunculate Oak (Quercus robur), Sessile Oak (Quercus petraea), hawthorns (Crataegus spp.), Blackthorn (Prunus spinosa), birches (Betula spp.), Hazel (Corylus avellana), willows (Salix spp.), elms (Ulmus spp.), maples (Acer spp.), Apple (Malus domestica), plums (Prunus spp.), broadleaved trees
Flying: One generation, February-April
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, gardens, heathland and scrub.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Spring Usher Agriopis leucophaearia
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria

Larva Type:
Brown, green, black, red
No. of Proleg Pairs: