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Lunar Marbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornis

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2015 / 71.011
Photo © Paul Holmes, 4 May 2007,  Skipwith, York

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Marbled Brown
Drymonia dodonaea
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Yorkshire Status: Scarce and thinly distributed or restricted resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Whereas D. dodonaea (Denis & Schiffermuller) has, if anything, decreased in Yorkshire, the present species seems to have increased in recent years. It also feeds on oak.

2012 (CHF): This species flies a month earlier than the similar Marbled Brown which has a much more restricted range in the county. Recorded from areas with mature oaks and numbers seem to be slowly increasing. Rare in the west of the county and in the east of VC61 because of lack of suitable habitat.

Recorded in 76 (38%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Marbled Brown  |  Iron Prominent >
Forewing: 16-20mm
Flight: April - May
Foodplant:   Oaks
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/05/2022164SE54 - York (S/W)
18/05/2022162SE99 - Harwood Dale
10/05/2022163SK49 - Rotherham
10/05/2022165SE37 - Ripon
09/05/2022162SE69 - Gillamoor
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