Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 9mm) Wingspan (14-18mm)
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Olethreutes arcuella
Arched Marble

(Clerck, 1759)1080 / 49.179

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Assington Thicks and Ipswich woods in June 1894 and 1933 (Mly); Bentley Woods in July 1902 (Gbs); common at both Bentley and Freston (Freeman); Belstead in June 1936 (Gd).

Recent Status: No recent records.

Life Style: The moth is single brooded flying from June to August. It flies by day in open woodland. The larvae feed on dead birch leaves on the ground. They retreat into a folded leaf of spun pieces together. The larvae hibernate.

Identification: A strikingly marked species with blueish silver fascia and streaks on a deep orange wing. There is a central pale yellow area marked with black and silver. More Info

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Recorded in 3 (5%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1894.
Last Recorded in 1936.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
June 1936+25TM14 - Ipswich
1933+25TM14 - Ipswich
July 1902+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
June 1894+26TL93 - Bures/Nayland
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Wingspan: 14-18mm
Flight: late May and August
Foodplant:   leaf litter and dead leaves
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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