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Bryophila domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)
previously: Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)

Marbled Beauty
73.0840 (B&F: 2293)

»Suborder: Glossata
 »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
  »Family: Noctuidae
   »Subfamily: Bryophilinae
    »Tribe: Leucocytini

Synonym(s):

Bryophila perla ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Status and ecology:

A resident species in decline, usually occurring sparingly in a wide range of habitats, but sometimes locally fairly common to common along parts of the coast and in inland towns. Well-distributed away from the north-west. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid-June to mid-September. Larvae feed on unidentified lichens growing on old walls and on the roofs of houses. (Pratt, 2011)

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Crowborough, 15 viii 2014 Photo: Charles Waters

Cryphia domestica (Hufnagel, 1766)

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Distribution map for Cryphia domestica

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