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49.173 (BF1075)

Olive Marble   

Phiaris micana
Adult: 3
Resident. Local.

Life cycle

Larval period not known but in Europe it is August-June. Adults: June-August.

Larval foodplants

Not known.  In Europe it has been found amongst herbaceous plants and mosses.


The first for Dumfries & Galloway was found at Lochar, Dumfriesshire, on 11th July 1976 by Sir Arthur Duncan, specimen at National Museums Scotland, while the first for Kirkcudbrightshire was found near Dalry on 6th July 2003, with the Wigtownshire first being found at Dranigower, near New Luce, on 14th July 2012.

69 record(s) from 26 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2014 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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