The Moths of Suffolk
2409a Beautiful Marbled, Eublemma purpurina, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Rare immigrant

Local Status : Rare immigrant (SMP Status 4)

Habitats : Dry meadows

Larval foodplants : Thistles (Cirsium)

Flight Period : Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and August to September

Records : Bawdsey (M Deans, 21.ix.2006), Dunwich Heath (C Moore, 23.ix.2006)

Identification

Confusion species : None


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France (7.vi.2005) © L Gregory

Further Photographs

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Las Descargues, France (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman
First county record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (21.ix.2006) © Matthew Deans
First county record - Bawdsey, Suffolk (21.ix.2006) © Matthew Deans