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Mottled Umber
Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1935 / 70.256
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Forewing: 18-25mm.
Flight: One generation Oct-Jan.
Foodplant:   Broadleaved trees.
Red List: VU (Vulnerable)
Ex Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Variable species.
Woodland, scrub, hedgerows, gardens and heathland.
Females are completely wingless.

Recorded in 63 (85%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1834.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/01/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
20/01/2022127TG11 - Drayton/Swannington
19/01/2022227TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
18/01/2022128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
16/01/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
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