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Lunar Marbled Brown
Drymonia ruficornis
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Marbled Brown
Drymonia dodonaea

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2014 / 71.010

General comments:
Widespread but very local resident.

This species is surprisingly scarce in our county, in stark contrast to the Lunar Marbled Brown with which it shares the same foodplant. It affects the southern half of Hertfordshire, shunning the comparatively tree-free north of the county. It also affects the North London Woodlands whilst largely avoiding the rest of the county. A measure of under-recording might be in play?

Recorded in 19 (46%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
25/06/2023120TL31 - Hertford
24/06/2023220TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
19/06/2023220TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
16/06/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
09/06/2023320TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 17-20mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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