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Lunar Marbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornis (Hufnagel, 1766)
Notodontidae: Notodontinae
2015 / 71.011
Photo © Dave Emley

Similar West Midlands Species
Marbled Brown
Drymonia dodonaea
Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Oaks
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A common resident across the region.

A species of old oak woodland, hedgerows, parks etc where large oaks are present.

Note The central crescent shaped spot distinguishes it from Marbled Brown.

Recorded in 86 (61%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
01/06/2019136SO54 - NE Hereford & Marden
21/05/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
07/05/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
07/05/2019136SO55 - Bodenham & Pudlestone
07/05/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
Further info: Drymonia ruficornis
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