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Lobesia abscisana
Smoky-barred Marble (Doubleday, 1849)
Tortricidae: Olethreutinae
1108 / 49.183
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  11/07/2020 - Hickling Broad NNR

Similar Norfolk Species
Pine Marble
Piniphila bifasciana
Wingspan: 10-13mm
Flight: Two Generations
May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Creeping Thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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 53 (77%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1888.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/09/2020128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
22/08/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
22/08/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
22/08/2020128TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
20/08/2020428TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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