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Lunar Marbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornis
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Marbled Brown
Drymonia dodonaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2014 / 71.010

Morley's Final Catalogue: Very plentiful in pupa state, two hundred dug in one week at Playford (Gr, Ent. Wk. Intel. i, 1856, pp.164, 173;ii, p.11); Woolverstone (l.c. iii, 1857, 22; v, 30). Larvae and pupae sparingly near Stowmarket (Nat. 1858, 133 and 183). Nayland; Bentley; Copdock in early June 1893 (Hkg); Ipswich before 1890; Martlesham about 1920 (D). Henham and Sotterley in 1935 (Btn); Beccles (Crf); Fritton in 1903 (Mn) and 1936 (Mr). West Stow; Tuddenham; a few at light near Barton Mills on 20 May 1934 (Ent. 1935, 81). Wangford 1937 (Baker).

Recent Suffolk Status: Common in the Sandlings and west Suffolk, sparsely recorded at other sites.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Similar Lunar marbled brown flies earlier in the year and has a distinct central lunar mark on the forewing.

Habitat: Woodland, wooded heathland, parks, gardens, hedgerows.

Recorded in 41 (71%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1893.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/07/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
06/07/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
30/06/2023125TM47 - Blythburgh/Dunwich
30/06/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
28/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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