Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
ABH BF
Photo © Rob Lee,  Weybourne, 22/7/10

Similar Norfolk Species
Piniphila bifasciana
Pine Marble
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13mm)
      
      
      
      
    
 
Lobesia abscisana
1108 Smoky-barred Marble
(Doubleday, 1849)49.183
Norfolk status
Could be confused with Piniphila bifasciana but has much bolder brown and dark brown markings lacking any ochreous tones. A well defined dark brown basal patch, median fascia narrow at costa dilating (expanding) from middle, subterminal fascia dilated brown.

Locally widespread in the south and south-east of England in fields, rough meadows, waysides, flower meadows and waste places. Fairly widespread and common in Norfolk.
Larva feeds within stems of Creeping Thistle.

Recorded in 49 (71%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2014.

 

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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: Two Generations
May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Creeping Thistle
Nat Status: Common
 Immature Adult
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