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Tree-lichen Beauty
Cryphia algae

(Fabricius, 1775) 2292 / 73.082

Davey, P., 2009: A few examples of this species existed in nineteenth century collections with limited or no authentication, and the moth was excluded from several books on British Moths subsequently through lack of firm evidence. Since the 1990s however, the moth has been trapped in various parts of southern England, particularly in south-east England, indicating a north-westward expansion from its headquarters in continental Europe including southern Scandinavia, the larva feeding on the... Read More

Recorded in 6 (15%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2016.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Not Assessed / Immigrant
Former Status: Resident/Immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Latin  |  Marbled Beauty >
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
26/07/2016+9SY88 Wool / Lulworth
2015+9SY79 Puddletown
08/08/201419SY67 Portland / Weymouth
25/07/201419SY66 Portland Bill
23/07/201419SY66 Portland Bill

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