The Moths of Suffolk
2339 Tawny Marbled Minor, Oligia latruncula, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Grassland, woodland, scrub, heathland, fens and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; mid-May to July

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : See entry under Marbled Minor

Aston's Additions : Mr. Chipperfield took two specimens at Stowmarket light on June 13th and 18th, 1960 (Trans. S.N.S., supra Vol. XI, pt. V, p. 419).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 24-27mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultMarbled Minor, Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor, Oligia versicolor

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Thetford (25.v.2005) © Lee Gregory

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