Noctuidae: Bryophilinae

2293 (ABH73.084) Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica (=Cryphia), (Hufnagel, 1766)

KR08816

Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
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 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Monks Wood
Monks Wood
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Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
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Whitelye, Gwent
Whitelye, Gwent
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Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
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Earith
Earith
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Great Staughton
Great Staughton
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Earith
Earith
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General Information

The forewings of this species have a greyish or greenish-white ground colour, marbled with green, grey or yellowish marbling. The colours and markings are variable but easy to recognise.

 

The larvae feed on lichens growing on walls, roofs, rocks and are often associated with old buildings.

 

Pupates in moss or a crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Urban areas and coastal cliffs.

Regional Information

Recorded in 89 (33%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in September 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 14 June to 26 September

Recorded date range (Larva/Leafmine): 30 April to 30 April



Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Wrinkled
Colours:
blue, grey, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5