70.256 .... B&F 1935
Mottled Umber Erannis defoliaria (Clerck, 1759)
Status .....Common at many woodland sites in a line running south-west to north-east through the county. Strongly attracted to MV lights and security lights. The females are wingless and can be found during the day on the trunks of trees.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP January 2011
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2008   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2010
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2013   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2013
Photographed at Red Hill December 2004   Photographed at Lound Wood November 2006
Female, photographed at Hazel Gap near Budby Pumping Station, December 2013.
Early stages                            
Half-grown larvae. Photographed on Mountain Ash Sorbus aucuparia and Hazel Corylus avellana, Thieves Wood May 2021
Full-grown larva. Photographed on Birch Betula pendula, Clumber Park May 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mottled Umber
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Colin Watkin. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Graham Birkett.

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Updated January 2024
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