Small Marbled - Eublemma parva


Wingspan 14 to 18 mm.

Identification difficulty

Various habitats.

When to see it

Another migrant species which occasionally arrives along with the Purple Marbled in June and July, mostly in the south of England.

Life History

Larvae are sometimes found in immigration years, these feeding on Common Fleabane and Ploughman's-spikenard.

UK Status

Occasional migrant, mainly recorded in the south of England. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as a migrant.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

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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