Eudemis profundana

Alternative names
Diamond-back Marble
Description

Wingspan 14 to 20 mm. A rather variable species which generally shows a rich mixture of reddish ground-colour overlaid with darker and paler marbling. The whitish dorsal blotch can be large and conspicuous.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Around Oak.

When to see it

The adults are on the wing in July and August, and come to light.

Life History

The foodplant is Oak, the larva feeding in a rolled leaf.

UK Status

Distributed throughout England and Wales, and in Ireland. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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

Reference
49.144 BF1113

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