The Moths of Suffolk
2396 Rosy Marbled, Elaphria venustula, (Hübner, 1790)

National Status : Notable Nb

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce and does not appear in great numbers

Habitats : Dry open woodland on acid soil, heathland, grassland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late May to mid-July

Larval foodplants : Probably Tormentil and Creeping Cinquefoil

Morley's Final Catalogue : Three or four specimens, all within twenty yards though I searched several similar spots, at light in Blythburgh on 25 June 1937 (P. J. Burton).

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-11mm, Wingspan 19-23mm

Identification

Confusion species : None


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Tangham Forest, Suffolk (25.vi.2005) © Lee Gregory

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Tangham, Suffolk (25.vi.2005) © M Deans
Eye, Suffolk (12.vi.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2006) © Neil Sherman
 
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Vysoky Ujzed, Czech Republic (3.vi.2010) © Brian Jones
Ipswich, Suffolk (18.vi.2017) © Paul Kitchener