The Moths of Suffolk
2295 Marbled Green, Cryphia muralis, (Forster, 1771)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident, primarily coastal (SMP Status 3)

Habitats : Coastal rocky areas, open areas on chalky soil

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : lichens on rocks, walls and sometimes trees

Records : Inland records include Ringshall (A Toomey, vii.2004), Woolpit (P Bryant, 5 & 18.viii.2006)

Morley's Final Catalogue : So extremely rare as to be most probably extinct. Recorded from Needham Market by the late Mr. Henry Lingwood, and presumably now in his collection at Bury Museum; and from Gorleston (Entom. 1879, p. 294). No later observations.

Wingspan details : Forewing 12-15mm, Wingspan 27-34mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultTree-lichen Beauty, Cryphia algae
Marbled Beauty, Cryphia domestica

Compare confusion species
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2006) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Portland (9.ix.2001) © Paul Kitchener
Kent (3.viii.2002) © L Gregory
Clevedon, Somerset (24.viii.2007) © Stuart Read
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2008) © Neil Sherman
Bawdsey, Suffolk (23.vii.2009) © Matthew Deans
Orfordness, Suffolk (14.viii.2009) © Lee Gregory
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (31.vii.2013) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (5.viii.2015) © Paul Kitchener