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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2337 / 73.173
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  12/06/2013 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor
Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
One of a complex of three species (Marbled Minor, Rufous Minor and Tawny Marbled Minor), which can only be reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia.

Please record as Marbled Minor agg. unless specimens have been dissected.

Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Grassland, fens, woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 60 (81%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2021.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
03/07/2021127TG14 - Sheringham
29/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
29/06/2021127TG03 - Holt/Swanton Novers
28/06/2021128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
27/06/2021228TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
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