Scarce Marbled

Eublemma minutata

Checklist Number
72.071 [B&F: 2409]

Record will require further evidence, at least a good photograph, unless CMR is aware recorder has confidence in identification


Authority:(Fabricius, 1794)

Very rare immigrant (less than 10 previous UK records) from southern Europe, appearing in southern England on just one occasion when one was taken in a cornfield near the cliffs at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, in June 1873. Not recorded from Hampshire to date. Wingspan 16-18 mm. Resembles Small Marbled E. parva, however the postmedian fascia is straight with a single notch in Scarce Marbled and curved at the costa in Small Marbled. Larva feeds on flowers of Mountain Everlasting, no evidence of breeding in the UK.

VC10 Isle of Wight

Site Date Quantity Recorder Stage
Freshwater (SZ38)1873oneE G MooreAdult