Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Nr Hadleigh, Suffolk. June 2020

Approx Length (c. 13.5mm) Wingspan (21-27mm)
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Pseudosciaphila branderiana
Great Marble

(Linnaeus, 1758)1088 / 49.145

Morley’s Final Catalogue: The first Suffolk example was beaten from aspen bushes in Bentley Woods on 6 July 1897: none seen since that time (Mly). Frequently bred from aspens there, 1929-35 (Whit).

Recent Status: A scarce species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying during June, July and August. The larvae feed from spun or folded leaves on Populus tremula. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: A large species with broad wings and a strongly curved costa and rounded apex. The male does not have a costal fold. They have an ochre head. The moth is variable and commonly dark and unmarked. Marked examples have a dark basal patch and a poorly defined central band wide on the dorsum and narrow on the costa. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
27/06/2020126TM04 - Hadleigh
28/05/20114026TM04 - Hadleigh
21/06/2003+26TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
10/07/2002+25TM04 - Hadleigh
05/07/2002+25TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 21-27mm
Flight: June - July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Aspen
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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