Main: (Erebidae / Toxocampinae)
72.072 [B&F: 2407] Purple Marbled (Eublemma ostrina) (Hübner, [1808])

 

Notes: Rare immigrant from southern Europe, with over 100 records of the adult in the British Isles; larvae and pupae have been found in some years, especially in the 1990s. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a scarce immigrant with about twenty records from all three vice-counties. Wingspan 18-25 mm. Could be confused with Small Marbled E. parva which is usually much smaller, and has the forewing postmedian fascia present, curved almost as a semicircle below the costa (MBGBI Vol 10). Larva feeds on flowers and seedheads of various thistles, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteVCQtyDateStage
Ventnor10118/06/2006Adult
1-km square SU51421201951Not recorded
Freshwater10126/08/1992Adult
Bembridge (74/92)10014/06/1858Adult
Bembridge (74/92)10024/08/1858Adult
Bembridge (74/92)10011/08/1858Adult
Bishops Waltham11108/08/1992Adult
Freshwater1001880Adult
Chale Green10320/05/1992Adult
Knatchbull Close11118/10/2017Adult
Atherfield10114/11/2014Adult
Martyr Worthy12123/05/1969Adult
Martyr Worthy12115/05/1969Adult
Micheldever12130/06/1957Adult
Beaulieu11115/10/1995Adult
Sandydown11130/10/1952Adult
Chilling11115/05/1992Adult
Selborne12101/10/1999Adult
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