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49.154 (BF1087)

Woodland Marble   

Orthotaenia undulana
Adult: 2
Resident. Local.

Recording method

Comes to light.

Life cycle

Larvae: April-June in spun leaves.  Adults: May-August.

Larval foodplants

Honeysuckle, Vaccinium species (Blaeberry, Cranberry, Cowberry), Bog Myrtle, Birch species and many other trees, bushes and herbaceous plants.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found near Monreith, Wigtownshire during July 1899 by K. J. Morton, specimens at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Dumfriesshire was found at Lochar on 14th June 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, who also found the Kirkcudbrightshire first at Kirkconnell on 10th July 1977, with both specimens at National Museums Scotland.

61 record(s) from 21 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2005 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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