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Beautiful Marbled
Eublemma purpurina (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)
Erebidae: Boletobiinae
2409a / 72.074
Photo © Andrew Wallis,  13/10/2018 - Hempstead-by-Holt

Similar Norfolk Species: None
Forewing: 26-30mm
Season: Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and August to September
Foodplant:   Thistles
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
Norfolk Status
Very rare immigrant.

First recorded in Dorset 2001, only identified from a set specimen during an influx of this previously unrecorded species in 2004.

Occurring in mainland Europe, the larvae feed on Creeping Thistle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

New for Norfolk in August 2016, trapped at Filby (D. Hipperson, 25/08/16)

Five recorded in 2018 - Eccles-on-Sea (N. Bowman, 27/07/18) New for VC28 at Holme Dunes (G. Hibberd, 13/10/18) and two at Heampstead-by-Holt (A. Wallis, 13/10/18, 15/10/18) Lyng (R.Holt, 20/10/18)
Further records in 2019.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 6 (9%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/08/2019127TG33 - Bacton
29/07/2019128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
20/10/2018127TG01 - Lyng/N.Tuddenham
15/10/2018127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
13/10/2018128TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
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