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1933 ~ Scarce Umber ~ Agriopis aurantiaria
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly common species that is overlooked due to its very late/early flight time in the year.

Wingspan :  M, 40-44mm. F, almost wingless.

Confusion species

Mottled Umber.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mature woodland, hedgerows, gardens and urban areas.


Most broadleaf trees.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as an egg on the foodplant. Larva April-mid June.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 15th Nov 2008, Llanfyllin
Photo by DB, 7th June 2013, Middletown