70.254 .... B&F 1933
Scarce Umber Agriopis aurantiaria (Hübner, 1799)
Status .....Records suggest that this moth is confined to the Sherwood Forest area. A moth we have recorded on few occasions to date and in Nottinghamshire, Scarce Umber seems an appropriate name in relation to the sites we trap regularly. We have included two relatively plain forms of Mottled Umber for comparison. Well marked examples of Mottled Umber, should provide little chance of confusion.
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2013
 
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Female photographed at Budby Pumping Station November 2013
 
     
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Mottled Umber Erranis defoliaria (For comparison)
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2013
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scarce Umber
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Martin Gray.

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Updated January 2019

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