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Endothenia gentianaeana
Teasel Marble (Hübner, 1799)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1097 / 49.186
Photo © Louis Parkerson,  28/10/2020 - Kelling Beach

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Similar Norfolk Species
Downland Marble
Endothenia oblongana
Bordered Marble
Endothenia marginana
Wingspan: 15-19mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Teasel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Rough uncultivated ground, waysides, embankments and similar situations where common teasel grows.

Usually much larger than the other two UK species of Endothenia but some small specimens do occur and can cause problems. E. gentianaeana usually shows more violet or greyish areas to the tornal and basal areas of the forewing but these markings can vary considerably, especially the extent of white in the basal area and in the black spots present. An inconspicous white discocellular spot present on the outer margin of the median fascia (this can be hard to discern depending on the amount of markings around it) subterminal fascia weakly violet with several scattered small black dots.

Only a handful of Norfolk records from 1994. Frequently recorded as larvae in Common Teasel (Dipsacus fullonum) seedheads.
Larvae must be examined and show lack of anal comb to eliminate E. marginana.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 22 (30%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1960.
Last Recorded in 2022.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
17/06/2022128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
17/06/2022128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
11/10/2021127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
21/07/2021128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
19/07/2021128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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