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

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

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