Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Endothenia quadrimaculana
Blotched Marble
Approx Length (c. 10mm) Wingspan (14-20mm)
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Endothenia ericetana
Heath Marble

(Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)1103 / 49.192

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Also a good deal neglected, doubtless frequent. Orford in July 1902 (Gbs); at Monks Soham light in July 1912-35, and quite common at a lantern beside Fritton Lake in August 1934.

Recent Status: This species is not so common as the similar Endothenia quadrimaculana.

Life Style: This is a single brooded species flying from June to September. The larvae feed in the stem and roots of Stachys palustris and also S. sylvatica and Mentha arvense. The larvae hibernate and pupate in a cocoon in or around the larval habitation.

Identification: A brown species with darker brown markings showing a triangular mark centrally pointing to the dorsum that has an angle of 90 degrees or slightly less. It is similar to the larger E. quadrimaculana where the triangular mark shows an obtuse angle.

Recorded in 26 (45%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1902.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
24/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
18/07/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
03/07/2021125TM38 - Bungay/Rumburgh
15/08/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
18/07/2020126TM05 - Stowmarket/Needham Market
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 14-20mm
Flight: July and August
Foodplant:   Woundwort and Corn-mint.
Nat Status: Local
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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