British Wildlife Wiki

The Beautiful Marbled (Eublemma purpurina) is a species of moth in the Noctuidae family.


A fairly small macro moth, this species is very similar to the Purple Marbled, which is also a rare immigrant, but not quite as rare. The majority of the forewing is a pale cream colour, but the outer edge is a rosy purple colour, and is brighter than the Purple Marbled.


First recorded in Britain in 2004, when one was trapped at Portland, Dorset. There have been the odd record since then, but this is still a rare vagrant to Britain. In mainland Europe, this species is local.