Celypha lacunana

Alternative names
Common Marble

Wingspan 14-18 mm. Although extremely variable, this species can usually be distinguished from its near relatives by the strong indentation or lacuna in the median fascia above the middle and in dark forms this indentation tends to become obscure but is seldom totally obliterated.

Identification difficulty

It can often be disturbed during the day from vegetation along woodland fringes, verges, grassy fields and hedges.

When to see it

Later in the evening is the moth's normal flying time, when it can be attracted to light. It has quite a long flight period, from May to August.

Life History

The larvae feed on a wide variety of herbaceous plants.

UK Status

A very common species throughout Britain. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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