Noctuidae : Bryophilinae
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Marbled Beauty
Bryophila domestica

(Hufnagel, 1766) 2293 / 73.084
=Cryphia domestica
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Yorkshire Status: Very common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This is a species associated with buildings and stone walls, the larvae feeding on the lichens which favour this habitat. However records suggest it is locally common in rural areas where most lichens would be expected and most frequent or even abundant in many heavily industrialised urban areas. Because of this apparent anomaly Garland (1979) suggests there may be an alternative foodplant in Sheffield.

2012 (CHF): Common and widespread across the whole county but particularly in urban areas. Much less common in open areas or woodland. Numbers and distribution are stable.

Recorded in 152 (76%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1883.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 12-14mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Lichens growing on trees, rocks and buildings
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
16/09/2023465NZ01 - Barnard Castle
11/09/2023163SE12 - Elland / Brighouse / Low Moor
11/09/2023163SK39 - Ecclesfield
10/09/2023163SE04 - Keighley / Silsden
10/09/2023163SE22 - Dewsbury
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