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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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

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