Duponchelia fovealis

Alternative names
Dark Marbled Tabby

Wingspan about 20mm.

Identification difficulty

The species has the potential to be a pest in horticultural establishments, and there have been reported outbreaks in nurseries. On the continent it already has become such a pest in certain areas, and feeds on a wide range of host plants.

When to see it

The adults have generally been found on the wing in May and June.

Life History

Adventive species in Britain.

UK Status

An adventive species generally thought to be imported with cultivated plants. The first British record was of one found indoors in 1996, and there have been several indoor records since. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as Migrant/Adventive.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant).

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

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