Notodontidae : Notodontinae
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Marbled Brown
Drymonia dodonaea
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Lunar Marbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornis

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2015 / 71.011

Morley's Final Catalogue: In Mr Kirby's garden at Barnham (Sparhall in Steph. Illust. ii, 1828, p.30). Larva and some pupae at Playford (Ent. Wk. Int. 1857, 11); a few larvae annually 1852-8 near Stowmarket (Nat. 1858, 132); Brandeston by Greene (Bloomfield). Apparently somewhat local in Suffolk, mainly around Ipswich where a few came to light in mid-April 1894 (Mly, Pyett); a pair at Copdock at light in mid-May 1895 and 1898 (Hkg); Bentley before 1890 (Garrett, Ml). Elsewhere it is known before 1890 at only Bury (Wrt) and Beccles (Crf). Sotterley and Cavenham, many at light in June 1936 (Gd).

Recent Suffolk Status: Widespread.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Similar Marbled brown flies later in the year and lacks the distinct central lunar mark on the forewing.

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

Recorded in 47 (81%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1852.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/05/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
08/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
04/05/2024125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
04/05/2024326TM07 - Thelnetham/Redgrave
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Express Record Lunar Marbled Brown
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Forewing: 16-20mm.
Flight: One generation April-May.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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