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Cloaked Minor
Mesoligia furuncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2341 / 73.172

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Middle-barred minor:
Both quite common kinds at flowers, dusk and sugar, throughout the county. The latter (Cloaked minor) was known here before 1829 (Stephens, iii, 15; Wood's index).

Recent Suffolk Status: Very common. Flies from June in Suffolk.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: A very variable species with plain and more marbled forms. Quite a small species with a more slender appearance. Small dotted buff has the row of black dots and Small wainscot normally has some dark streak across the wing and is a more thickset moth.

Habitat: A wide variety of grassy habitats including gardens.

Recorded in 55 (95%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
01/07/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
29/06/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
29/06/2024326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
26/06/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
23/06/2024126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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