Celypha striana

Alternative names
Barred Marble

Wingspan 16-22 mm. Distinguished from other Celypha sp. by the strongly developed median fascia in the forewing.

Identification difficulty

It inhabits open grassy areas.

When to see it

Flies from dusk between June and August, being attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), boring into the roots.

UK Status

A fairly common species in the south of Britain, becoming scarcer further north. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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

49.161 BF1063

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map