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Bryophila domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)

Marbled Beauty
73.0840 (B&F: 2293)
Previously:Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)

Synonym(s):
Bryophila perla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Bryophilinae
        »Tribe: Leucocytini

A resident species in decline, usually occurring sparingly in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes locally fairly common to common along parts of the coast and in inland towns. Well-distributed away from the north-west. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to mid-September. Larvae feed on unidentified lichens growing on old walls and on the roofs of houses. (Pratt, 2011)

Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crowborough, 15 viii 2014
Photo: Charles Waters
Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)
Brighton, 17 viii 2005
Photo: Michael Blencowe
Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)
Crawley, 8 viii 2008
Photo: Vince Massimo

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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