Orthotaenia undulana

Alternative names
Woodland Marble

Wingspan 15 to 20 mm.

Identification difficulty

Woodlands, dunes and moors.

When to see it

The moths emerge between May and July, occasionally later, and can be disturbed from the foliage, or attracted to light at night.

Life History

It is a polyphagous species and the larvae are known to feed on a wide range of trees and plants.

UK Status

The species is distributed widely throughout the British Isles and is fairly frequent in many areas. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

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

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