The Moths of Suffolk
2342 Rosy Minor, Mesoligia literosa, (Haworth, 1809)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland, coastal areas and gardens

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Generally distributed and usually accounted somewhat common. Playford, Stowmarket, Waldringfield, Kessingland, Gorleston cliff garden.

Wingspan details : Forewing 10-13mm, Wingspan 25-30mm

Identification

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

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Dorset (27.vii.2002) © M Deans

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