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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: Jul-Aug.

Forewing: 12-15mm

Foodplant: lichens

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2004
Year last recorded2005
Number of records2
Number of individuals2
Unique positions2
Unique locations2
Adult records2
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 2 records from 2 sites. First recorded in 2004.


73.085 Marbled Green 02
© Paul Holmes
73.085 Marbled Green 01
© P J Alker, 15 Jul 2005

Species Account

Current status (CHF, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD - Spurn, 11.8.2004 (ASE, HEB) and another the following year. These were thought likely to be immigrants rather than wanderers from the populations in the south and south-west, however like many other lichen-feeders, this moth is doing well in its main strongholds and may be increasing its breeding range.

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