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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor
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Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2339 / 73.174

Morley's Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Suffolk Status: Common.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Marbled minor, Tawny marbled minor and Rufous minor are all highly variable species in size and patterning. The only reliable way to separate these species is by dissection, which is quite easy in the males.
If no dissection is undertaken moths should only be recorded as Marbled minor aggregate.

Habitat: A wide variety of habitats including gardens.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 53 (91%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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< Marbled Minor agg. | Rufous Minor >

Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
13/05/2024126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
07/07/2023125TM49 - Somerleyton/Beccles
16/06/2023125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
16/06/2023125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
15/06/2023226TL86 - Bury St Edmunds
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult   [Show Flight Times]
     
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2024. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2024
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