Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (13-18mm.)
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Phiaris micana
Olive Marble

(Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)1075 / 49.173
=Olethreutes micana
=Olethreutes olivana

Morley’s Final Catalogue: A fen species, common at Horning; very local with us. Fritton
Lake (Barrett); Beccles (Ctw). Thetford (Williams).

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk at boggy habitats.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from May to August. They fly by day and may come to light. The larvae feed on mosses and pupate in a cocoon spun among the moss.

Identification: The forewing pattern is complex. The pale areas are white and cream. The darker areas are a shade of brown with darker brown and black markings. There are silvery grey patches. The integrity of the markings and their balance is variable. P. palustrana is similar in appearance and life style and may require genitalia dissection to distinguish the species. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2013.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
18/06/2013126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
03/07/2009+26TL68 - Sedge Fen
30/06/2006125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
17/06/2005+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Wingspan: 13-18mm.
Flight: July - August.
Foodplant:   Various herbaceous plants.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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