Noctuidae: Bryophilinae

08816 Marbled Beauty Bryophila domestica (=Cryphia), (Hufnagel, 1766)

BF2293 (ABH73.084)


General Information

The forewings of this species have a greyish or greenish-white ground colour, marbled with green, grey or yellowish marbling. The colours and markings are variable but easy to recognise.


The larvae feed on lichens growing on walls, roofs, rocks and are often associated with old buildings.


Pupates in moss or a crevice.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes readily come to light, sometimes in numbers.
Often found at rest during day

Forewing length: 12-14mm.
Foodplant(s): lichen
Flying: One generation, July-August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Urban areas and coastal cliffs.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Larva Type:
blue, grey, black, yellow
No. of Proleg Pairs: