Noctuidae : Bryophilinae
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Marbled Green
Bryopsis muralis

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

General comments:
Former vagrant?

Foster (1937) records one example at Berkhamsted, on 9th July 1924 by R. B. Benson. A second was taken at Royston on 1 August 1948 by E. E. Johnson (Entomologist: 280). In reporting the latter, Johnson noted specifically that 'Although Royston is just near the Cambridgeshire border ---.. it nevertheless is a Hertfordshire record'. These are our only records. There are breeding populations inland near Cambridge, where the population is regarded as belonging to subspecies impar Warren and this centre was perhaps the source of the Royston moth, which was probably a wanderer. The source of the Berkhamsted moth is less clear.

Recorded in 5 (12%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1924.
Last Recorded in 2022.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
08/08/2022120TL31 - Hertford
22/07/2014121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
01/08/2013121TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
19/07/2000121TQ27 - Hammersmith / Westminster
17/07/2000121TQ27 - Hammersmith / Westminster
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Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   lichens
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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