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Agriopis leucophaearia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Geometridae: Ennominae
1932 / 70.253
Photo © Matthew Casey,  25/01/2021 - Hethersett

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Agriopis marginaria
Forewing: 14-17mm.
Flight: One generation Jan-March.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Very variable species from almost black-and-white to a drab grey. The females are wingless.
Mature oak woodland, heathland with scrub oak

Recorded in 51 (69%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/01/2022127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
30/12/2021128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hockham
29/12/2021127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
29/03/2021128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
26/02/2021127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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