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Rosy Minor
Litoligia literosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2342 / 73.171
=Mesoligia literosa

Davey, P., 2009: A common coastal species in Britain, less frequent inland, the larva feeding on the roots and stems of a wide variety of grasses including cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), lyme-grass (Leymus arenarius) and glaucous sedge (Carex flacca). In Dorset, the moth occurs in a variety of different habitats. It colonises unimproved grassland both on the coast, where it is common and on chalky soils inland where it is at low density. Singletons from a number of locations across the Poole... Read More

Recorded in 37 (93%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Lesser Common Rustic | Cloaked Minor >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
11/08/201939SY67 Portland / Weymouth
11/08/201939SY67 Portland / Weymouth
06/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
06/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth
02/08/201919SY67 Portland / Weymouth

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