Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Similar Suffolk Species
Celypha lacunana
Common Marble
Orthotaenia undulana
Woodland Marble
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm.)
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Celypha cespitana
Thyme Marble

(Hübner, 1817)1067 / 49.164

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Very local here. Southwold in 1897, and Beccles (Ctw); rather plentiful on the Breck round Brandon (Barrett) and in 1934

Recent Status: Recorded more particularly from coastal localities and Breckland.

Life Style: A single or possibly double brooded species that flies by day and night and will come to light. The larvae hibernate. They feed from a silken tube on a wide range of plants amongst which are listed, Thymus, Limonium, Armeria, Trifolium, Lotus, Pilosella officinarum, Helianthemum and Dicranum scoparium.

Identification: This species is similar to C. rivulana. Both are characterised by the distal edge of the central band, which from the costa is curved to the rear then incised, the second projection is narrow and long and the band then narrows towards the dorsum. C. cespitana is larger at 15 to 19 mm wingspan and with a relatively broader wing to that of C. rivulana at 12 to 16 mm. C. rivulana is always clearly marked where-as C. cespitana makings may be more diffuse, sometimes considerably so. More Info

Recorded in 14 (24%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1897.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
01/09/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/08/2021226TL77 - Mildenhall
27/08/2021326TL77 - Mildenhall
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Wingspan: 12-16mm.
Flight: June and August
Foodplant:   thymes, sea-lavenders, Thrift, clovers.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
 Immature Adult
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