Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Photo © Gary Lowe,  25/06/2020 - Chesterfield Lodge, Boyton

Similar Suffolk Species
Apotomis lineana
Willow Marble
Apotomis sororculana
Narrow-winged Marble
Approx Length (c. 10.5mm) Wingspan (19-21mm)
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Apotomis turbidana
White-shouldered Marble

(Hübner, 1825)1092 / 49.149

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Occurs sparingly among birch in Bentley Woods in June and July 1901 (Pyett), July 1902 (Gbs) and 1934-5, as well as on Sutton Heath (Whit).

Recent Status: A common species where Birch grows.

Life Style: A single brooded Apotomis, possibly with a second late summer brood. Flies at night and comes to light. The larvae feed from spun leaves of Betula species . They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: There are three similar Apotomis species. A. betuletana, A. capreana and A. turbidana. They have the basal three fifths of the wing dark with marking intensity varying. The distal two fifth is pale with grey shaded transverse fasciae. All may have small black dots in the fasciae around mid termen. The posterior edge of the dark area in A. betuletana is straighter so that it does not reach so far back along the costa as in A. capreana or A. turbidana. The central pale deviation into the dark area is also less pronounced in A. betuletana. A. betuletana and A. capreana both can have light ochreous clouding in the pale area. A. turbidana is a more black and white coloured species with a prominent long white splash centrally in the basal half and commonly also on the costa. More Info

Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1901.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2021 to 10/07/2021+25TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
02/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
15/06/2021225TG50 - Gorleston
01/08/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
31/07/2020126TL77 - Mildenhall
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 19-21mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Silver Birch, Downy Birch
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 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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