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Endothenia marginana
Bordered Marble (Haworth, 1811)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1099 / 49.188
Photo © Tristan Bantock

Similar Norfolk Species
Teasel Marble
Endothenia gentianaeana
Downland Marble
Endothenia oblongana
Wingspan: 11-16mm
Flight: May - August
Foodplant:   Betony, hemp-nettles, louseworts, Yellow Rattle, Ribwort Plantain, Teasel
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
Norfolk Status

Males can be easily distinguished from both sexes of E. gentianaeana and E. oblongana by its white hindwings. Both sexes can be seperated from E. gentianaeana by the narrower area of whitish ground colour distad of the median fascia. Some specimens, especially females, may need retaining.

Rough meadows and grassland, waysides, embankments, damp woods, boggy heaths and fens.
Noted as "common in Norfolk heaths and fens" by Barrett in 1874. Only a few post Victorian records from East Walton 1996; Whitlingham 2001; Scole 2001 and Stoke Holy Cross 2001.

Verification Grade Comment: Hindwing check required

Recorded in 17 (25%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
12/07/2019128TL78 - Hockwold/Weeting
22/05/2019128TF64 - Hunstanton
22/05/2019127TG32 - Stalham/Catfield
22/08/2017+28TF80 - Swaffham
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