49.193 Endothenia quadrimaculana Copyright Martin Evans
 Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  49.193 Endothenia quadrimaculana Copyright Martin Evans


49.193 Marsh Marble Endothenia quadrimaculana (Haworth, 1811)


Similar species: Endothenia ericetana is on average smaller (6.5 to 9.5mm) and usually has more indistinct markings. If unsure of the identification, check the genitalia.

Forewing: 8.5 to 10.5mm

Habitats: Damp meadows, field margins, marshes, fens, woodland rides and along hedgerows.

Habits: The moth flies from late afternoon through the evening. It later comes to light.

Foodplant: The larva feeds on Marsh Woundwort or Spearmint and perhaps Hedge Woundwort. It mines the root and underground stems, lining the galleries with silk. It pupates in a cocoon spun amongst the leaf litter or in the soil.