Marbled Beauty - Bryophila domestica

    Alternative names
    Cryphia domestica

    Wingspan 20-25 mm. Showing a good example of protective camouflage.

    Identification difficulty

    Occurs in a range of habitats, including suburbia. This species rests by day on stone walls and rocks.

    When to see it

    The flight time is during July and August, and the adults, which vary somewhat in size, are frequent visitors to light.

    Life History

    The larvae feed on lichens, especially rock-growing species like Lecidia confluens.

    UK Status

    Fairly common over the larger part of Britain, it is somewhat more local in Scotland.

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

    UK Map