Marbled Brown - Drymonia dodonaea


Wingspan 33 to 38 mm.

Identification difficulty

The species inhabits oak woodland

When to see it

Flies in May and June, when it is attracted to light.

Life History

The caterpillar feeds on the leaves of oak.

UK Status

Occurring widely in much of Britain, it is most frequently encountered in the southern half. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent but not common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = B (scarce resident or restricted distribution or regular migrant).

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

UK Map