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  Dotted Border Agriopis marginaria  

B&F: 1934

ABH: 70.255

Status: Resident.

Distribution and Abundance: Common.

Primary Habitat: Woodland.

Flight Period: Single brooded in February and March.

Observations: The woodland Rothamsted light trap returned an average of seven moths annually for the 1990’s with an overall flight period from 2 February to 10 April. A recently emerged wingless female was found on 7 January 1989 in a Gradwell trap left over winter at Geddington Chase. Melanics occur fairly commonly.

L.O.N.: 1907. Everywhere. Very common.

First Record: 1882, Hull & Tomalin.