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Approx Length (c. 7.5mm) Wingspan (10-15mm)
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Eupoecilia angustana
Marbled Conch

(Hübner, 1799)954 / 49.111

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Quite common, but not much observed. Frequent at Monks Soham in paddock, on cypresses and at light during July (Mly); Leiston (B. de Grey); Dunwich (Ctw); Lowestoft (Bd) Tuddenham and Brandon (Wrn).

Recent Status: Frequent on the lighter land areas of Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from June to September and coming to light. The larvae feed from spinnings on the flowers and seeds of Plantago, Achillea, Origanum, Thymus and Calluna. They hibernate fully fed in the larval habitation where they pupate.

Identification: An easily identified species. The wings are light glossy ochre or cream with darker orange ochre patches and an irregular dark central band, sometimes reduced to one on the dorsum and on the costa. There is a dark termen specifically including a row of about five large dark spots/patches.

Recorded in 29 (50%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/09/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
08/09/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
03/09/2021125TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
02/09/2021225TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
31/08/2021+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 10-15mm
Flight: May to Sept
Foodplant:   Plantains, Yarrow, Sneezewort, Marjoram, Goldenrod, thymes, Heather, Sitka Spruce
Nat Status: Common
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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