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The other species is known commonly as the mottled umber moth (Erannis defoliaria) that has a liking for hazel, oak, birch, blackthorn, hawthorn, roses and honeysuckle and so may not attack your fruit trees.
p Moths on the wing still include feathered thorn, mottled umber and black russett.
News that millions of Mottled Umber Moth caterpillars have stripped woodland in Yorkshire of shoots and leaves, will leave many gardeners reaching for the spray gun.