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49.164 (BF1067)

Thyme Marble   

Celypha cespitana
Adult: 2
Resident. Rare.

Recording method

Occasionally comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: September-May in a silken tube low on the plant.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Thyme spp, sea-lavender spp, Thrift, Trifolium spp (clovers and trefoils), Bird’s-foot-trefoil, Mouse-ear-hawkweed, rock-rose spp, Broom Fork-moss (Dicranum scoparium) etc.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found on Aucheninnes Moss, Kirkcudbrightshire, on 1st September 2002.

4 record(s) from 2 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2015 2002
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 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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