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Marbled White Spot
Protodeltote pygarga

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2410 / 73.024
=Protodeltote pygarga

Morley's Final Catalogue: Recorded about 1830 from Wrentham (Curtis); Worlingham (Crf). Bentley, Holbrook, Playford, Stowmarket, Newmarket, and fairly common at Tuddenham (Vivian). All these records are before 1890; and extinction was feared, until Mr. Goddard secured a specimen flying by day at Mildenhall in June 1933 and another in Blythburgh Wood during 1936.

Recent Suffolk Status: Fairly common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Pretty Marbled, a very rare migrant to the county, has white in the basal area as well as in the outer area of the wing.

Habitat: Heathland, woodland rides.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1830.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/07/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
16/07/2023125TG40 - Belton/Burgh Castle
12/07/2023125TM58 - Carlton Colville/Kessingland
10/07/2023325TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
08/07/2023125TM45 - Aldeburgh/Orford
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Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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