Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Piniphila bifasciana
Pine Marble
Approx Length (c. 6.5mm) Wingspan (10-13mm)
      
      
      
      
    
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Lobesia abscisana
Smoky-barred Marble

(Doubleday, 1849)1108 / 49.183
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 2019.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2019127TG14 - Sheringham
22/08/2019127TG40 - Reedham/Berney Arms
21/08/2019228TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
17/08/2019328TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
06/08/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
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Wingspan: 10-13mm
Season: Two Generations
May - June, July - August
Foodplant:   Creeping Thistle
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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