Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (11-13 mm.)
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Lobesia reliquana
Oak Marble

(Hübner, 1825)1106 / 49.184

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Taken Aying among birch in Bentley Woods during 1896 (Baylis, Pyett). In west Tuddenham village in May 1935 (Mly).

Recent Status: A woodland species in Suffolk, found particularly amongst the birch woods.

Life Style: This single brooded species flies at either end of the day and comes to light. It is single brooded being found during May and June. The larvae feed among spun leaves on terminal shoots of Quercus, Betula and Prunus spinosa. They hibernate fully fed in a cocoon that has been found in various positions. They pupate in spring.

Identification: A small strikingly marked and coloured species that is unmistakeable.

Recorded in 12 (21%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1896.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
15/06/2020325TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
13/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
04/06/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
02/06/2020225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
21/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 11-13 mm.
Flight: May - June.
Foodplant:   Oak, Birch and Blackthorn.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 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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