Erebidae : Boletobiinae
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Beautiful Marbled
Eublemma purpurina

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

Davey, P., 2009: First recorded in Britain in 2001; however, this specimen was not positively identified until 2004, when in the summer of that year a further twenty-two examples appeared across mainly south-western counties of England. This exquisite moth is resident in the Mediterranean and the north African regions, the larva feeding on the flowers and seedheads of carline thistle (Carlina vulgaris). The four Dorset (light trap) records are: West Bexington, on 31 August 2005 (Dr J Clarke),... Read More

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Recorded in 7 (18%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

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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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/201919SY66 Portland Bill
26/07/201919SY79 Puddletown
25/07/201919ST90 Spetisbury
26/08/201619SY89 Bere Regis
19/08/201519SY58 Abbotsbury

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