Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Small Marbled
Eublemma parva
Purple Marbled
Eublemma ostrina
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Beautiful Marbled
Eublemma purpurina

(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775) 2409a / 72.074

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not recorded from the County in Morley's time.

Recent Suffolk status: Migrant and possible temporary resident.

The first County record was on 21.09.2006 at Bawdsey (M. J.Deans). A regular immigrant from 2012 onwards, in increasing numbers. In 2020, there was a large influx into the County with 44 records, including 2 from VC26 and other sightings away from the coast. Regular records at some sites in recent years are possibly suggesting this species is attempting to colonize the UK, however no larvae have been found yet despite searches.

Life history: Double-brooded on the continent.

Identification: Small Marbled is a smaller moth with an outer cross-line bent outwards, Purple Marbled is smaller with streaking and a clear basal streak.

Habitat Grassland, waste ground.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 16 (28%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2006.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
07/09/2023125TM14 - Ipswich
06/09/2023125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
05/09/2023125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/08/2023125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
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Forewing: 10-15mm
Flight: Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and August to September
Foodplant:   Thistles
GB Status: Immigrant
Former Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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