Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Beautiful Marbled
Eublemma purpurina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2409a / 72.074

Norfolk status
Rare immigrant, several records in recent years. Possible colonisation could be occurring from a large influx in 2020.

First recorded in Dorset 2001, only identified from a set specimen during an influx of this previously unrecorded species in 2004.

Occurring in mainland Europe, the larvae feed on Creeping Thistle, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

New for Norfolk in August 2016, trapped at Filby (D. Hipperson, 25/08/16)

Five recorded in 2018 - Eccles-on-Sea (N. Bowman, 27/07/18) New for VC28 at Holme Dunes (G. Hibberd, 13/10/18) and two at Heampstead-by-Holt (A. Wallis, 13/10/18, 15/10/18) Lyng (R.Holt, 20/10/18)
Several in recent years with over 30 records in 2020!

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 20 (27%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
11/09/2023128TF63Dersingham
08/09/2023127TG12Brandiston
08/09/2023127TG20Stoke Holy Cross
06/09/2023127TG32Neatishead / Barton Broad
06/09/2023127TG20Mulbarton
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Forewing: 10-15mm
Flight: Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and August to September
Foodplant:   Thistles
GB Status: Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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