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49.166 (BF1076)

Common Marble   

Celypha lacunana
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: August-June in spun leaves, shoots or flowers.  Adults: May-September.

Larval foodplants

Most species of herbaceous plant.  Occasionally recorded on trees and shrubs.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Moffat, Dumfriesshire, during 1858 by Alexander Somerville, while the first for Wigtownshire was found near Monreith during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimen at National Museums Scotland, with the Kirkcudbrightshire first being found at Shawhead on 18th July 1971 by E. C. Pelham-Clinton.

1033 record(s) from 72 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2022 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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