Noctuidae : Bryophilinae
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Marbled Beauty
Bryophila domestica
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Marbled Green
Nyctobrya muralis

(Forster, 1771) 2295 / 73.085
=Nyctobrya muralis
=Cryphia muralis

A rare and local resident.

A species of towns and open country on calcareous soils and where stone walls are present.

Overwinters as a small larva and adults come to light and to sugar.

Note it is often mistaken for darker forms of Marbled Beauty but the wings are broader and less tapered and the inner central cross-line is incomplete and fails to meet the trailing edge of the wing.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 5 (4%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1982.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   lichens
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
02/08/20193VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
12/07/20191VC40 - ShropshireSJ60
01/06/20161VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
27/05/20161VC40 - ShropshireSJ71
26/08/20122VC40 - ShropshireSO38

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