Celypha striana

    Alt Name
    Barred Marble

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


    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

    UK Map