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Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2338 / 73.175

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in England, Wales and southern Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata) and other grasses. In Dorset, the moth ranges from rare on sandy soil to common on chalky soils. It is equally common on unimproved grassland, scrub or grassy rides in open woodland on chalky soils. The species has also been found in river and fen habitat, notably on the River Frome, the River Piddle and on Bere Stream. In this wetland... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 13 (33%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2000.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/201919SY49 Bridport
02/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
26/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
21/06/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
17/07/2018+9ST40 Beaminster

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