Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Beautiful Marbled
Eublemma purpurina

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2409a / 72.074
Norfolk status
Very rare immigrant, several records in recent years.

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 19 (26%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Determination
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
09/09/2021127TG20 - Norwich
05/09/2021127TG50 - Yarmouth
24/08/2021127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
04/09/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 26-30mm
Flight: Double-brooded on the continent; May to June and August to September
Foodplant:   Thistles
Nat Status: Migrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult

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