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49.184 ~ 1106 ~ Lobesia reliquana ~ Oak Marble
UK Status

Resident. Locally common, found throughout Britain as far north as Perthshire. Very local in North Wales and some north-western

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in the west of the county at Commins Coch in 2011.

Wingspan :   M & F, 11-13mm.

Confusion species

A quite distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Rides and open areas of woodland.


Oak, silver birch and sloe.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on underside of foodplant. Larva lives and feeds within spun leaves or shoots. Pupa pale yellow, spun up in a white silken cocoon attached to a dead leaf or on the ground.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 29th May 2011, Commins Coch