The Moths of Suffolk
829 Caryocolum marmoreum, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Local

Habitats : Sandy coasts

Flight Period : Single-brooded, late May to August

Larval foodplants : Common Mouse-ear (Cerastium fontanum) and Little Mouse-ear (Cerastium semidecandrum). On the continent also on Spanish Catchfly (Silene otites)

Morley's Final Catalogue : Very abundant along the coast at Felixstow in July 1902 (Mly), &c; and no less frequent on the Breck, where Farren found it to be rare in 1885 (Ent. 1886, 80), at Brandon, Eriswell, Elveden, &c.

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultCaryocolum fraternella

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Confirmed by dissection. - Shingle street, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
Dungeness, Suffolk (2.viii.2013) © Neil Sherman
Orfordness, Suffolk (4.vii.2015) © Neil Sherman