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Middle-barred Minor
Oligia fasciuncula

(Haworth, 1809) 2340 / 73.176

Morley's Final Catalogue: Referring also to Cloaked 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: Common. Flies from May to August in Suffolk.

Life history: Single-brooded.

Identification: Main feature of Middle-barred minor is the dark central bar across the forewing which should separate it from the other minors.

Habitat: Gardens, woodland rides, damp grassland, fens.

Recorded in 51 (88%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1940.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
29/05/2024126TL97 - Hopton/Ixworth
29/05/2024126TL84 - Sudbury/Glemsford
28/05/2024125TG50 - Gorleston
28/05/2024125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
26/05/2024225TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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