Tortricidae : Olethreutinae
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Approx Length (c. 8mm) Wingspan (11-16 mm.)
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Lobesia littoralis
Shore Marble

(Humphreys & Westwood, 1845)1109 / 49.185

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Abundant in our salt-marshes on Armeria maritima during June and August; curiously little noted. In profusion beside the Deben at Hemley in 1932-4 (Wir, Mly, &c.); taken by Wratislaw, probably at Aldeburgh; on several occasions at Southwold by Crutwell and Barrett (EMM. xxvü, 221); there in Sept. 1937 and on Gorleston pales in May 1936 (Mly).

Recent Status: The species is less common than in Morley’s time and is more widely distributed.

Life Style: A double brooded species that can appear from May till October. It flies by day and will come to light. The larvae feed on flowers, seeds and leaves of Armeria maritima and Lotus corniculatus. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation or on the ground.

Identification: A long winged species with narrow usually clearly defined markings. The basal patch is strong on the dorsum. The central band is narrow on the costa and has a narrow extension towards the termen centrally before becoming wider. There is a patch on the centre of the termen. The species is very variable in colour. More Info

Recorded in 13 (22%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1932.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/06/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
19/09/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
02/08/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
04/10/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
17/08/2018125TM59 - Lowestoft
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Copyright © Jim Wheeler 2020

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-16 mm.
Flight: Two Generations. Jun-Jul. Sep.
Foodplant:   Thrift, Bird's-foot trefoil.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
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