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Middle-barred Minor
Oligia fasciuncula

(Haworth, 1809) 2340 / 73.176

Davey, P., 2009: A species found widely across Britain, the larva feeding nocturnally on the blades of various grasses, especially those of tufted hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa). In Dorset, the moth is widespread and at low density. It is frequent in damp woodland and in the vicinity of river valleys, fens and marshes where reed-canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea) is the suspected foodplant of choice. It is rare in dry habitat such as heathland and grassland. Records from localities such as... Read More

Recorded in 38 (95%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: June - July
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/201919SZ07 Swanage
09/08/201919SY98 Wareham
05/08/201919SY98 Wareham
21/07/201919SY49 Bridport
21/07/2019+9SY59 Powerstock / Kingcombe

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