Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
ABH BF
Photo © Dave Jones,  13/07/2012 - Stoke Holy Cross

Similar Norfolk Species
Piniphila bifasciana
Pine Marble
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13mm)
      
      
      
      
    
 
Lobesia abscisana
Smoky-barred Marble

(Doubleday, 1849)49.183/1108
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 2015.

 

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2015128TF71 - Gayton/Narborough
23/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
21/07/2015128TF62 - King's Lynn/Dersingham
21/07/2015127TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
20/07/2015128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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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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