The Moths of Suffolk
2338 Rufous Minor, Oligia versicolor, (Borkhausen, 1792)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 3G)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Woodland, heathland, other grassy areas

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to July

Larval foodplants : Unknown in the wild

Comments : Probably under-recorded to an extent due to the requirement to determine using genitalia examination

Morley's Final Catalogue : Entry under Marbled Minor

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-12mm, Wingspan 23-28mm


Confusion species
    AdultMarbled Minor, Oligia strigilis
Tawny Marbled Minor, Oligia latruncula

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Confirmed by dissection - Ipswich, Suffolk (vi.2005) © Neil Sherman

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Confirmed, gen.det. Jon Clifton - Dunwich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener