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Marbled Beauty
Bryophila domestica

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2293 / 73.084
=Cryphia domestica

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, local in Scotland, the larva feeding nocturnally on lichens growing on rocks, walls and roofs, including Lecidea confluens and Xanthoria paroetina. In Dorset, the moth is most often recorded, albeit at low density in suburbia and on rocky or pebbly coastlines. The wide variation in size is thought to be due to climatic factors during the larval stage; exceptionally dry springs tend to give rise to dwarf adults. The moth "seems to stand... Read More

Recorded in 39 (98%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1895.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/09/201919SY98 Wareham
21/09/201919SY66 Portland Bill
31/08/201919SY49 Bridport
30/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/08/201919SZ07 Swanage

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