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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2337 / 73.173

Davey, P., 2009: A widespread species in England and Wales, more local in Scotland, the larva feeding on the lower stems and roots of common couch (Elytrigia repens) and cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata). In Dorset, the moth is common in unimproved grassland, arable, garden and verge habitat. It ranges from locally abundant in undercliff situations on the coast and on unimproved grassland on chalky soils inland, to rare on heathland. The moth is single brooded between mid-May and early July,... Read More

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 15 (38%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1995.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: May - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
< Cloaked Minor  |  Marbled Minor agg. >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
24/06/201919SY49 Bridport
25/05/201819SY79 Puddletown
22/05/201819SY79 Puddletown
03/07/201719SY39 Lyme Regis
19/06/201719SU00 Wimborne

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