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49.183 ~ 1108 ~ Lobesia abscisana ~ Smoky-barred Marble
UK Status

Resident. A local species found mainly in the south of Britain and scattered populations as far north as Yorkshire.

Montgomeryshire Status

First recorded in 2013 at Middletown in the east of the county, which was only the third record for north Wales.

Wingspan :   M & F 10-13mm.

Confusion species

A fairly distinctive species.
Flight time & Voltinity (Bivoltine)


Fields, rough meadows and waste ground.


Creeping thistle.

Lifestage data

Spinning. Eggs laid on a foodplant. Larva lives amongst the shoots which it spins together. Pupates in silken cocoon amongst the leaf litter.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by DB, 6th Aug 2013, Middletown

Photo by DB, 14th July 2014, Middletown