Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Lobesia abscisana
Smoky-barred Marble
Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (12-16mm)
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Piniphila bifasciana
Pine Marble

(Haworth, 1811)1079 / 49.180

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Usually uncommon, among Scots pines. Aldeburgh in 1892, and Flixton near Bungay (Ctw); Fritton marsh at light (Mly); not rare round Brandon (Barrett). Abundant in Austrian pines at Waldringfield (Wir) and Sutton Heath (Whit) in 1935.

Recent Status: Reasonably well recorded in Suffolk where there are Scots Pines, perhaps a little less common than it might be.

Life Style: The species is single brooded flying during mid-summer and coming to light. The larvae feed from a spinning in shoots and male flowers of Pinus sylvestris and P. pinaster. They pupate in the larval habitation.

Identification: The species has a dark basal patch and a dark broad central band on a creamy ochre wing. The termen is variably dark marked. There is variation in the extent of the darker markings and also in the degree of orange ochre in the paler areas such that they can come to resemble Clavigesta purdeyi. But that species has narrower wings. More Info

Recorded in 24 (41%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/06/2020125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
08/08/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
29/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
26/07/2019125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 12-16mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Scots Pine, Maritime Pine
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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