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Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2338 / 73.175
Photo © Sue Eyre,  18th July 2011 Barton Turf (confirmed by gen. det.)

Similar Norfolk Species
Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula
Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Unknown.
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Scarce.
Woodland, heathland, other grassy areas.

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.

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

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 32 (46%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
28/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
23/07/2020127TG10 - Wymondham/Cringleford
22/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
16/07/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
13/07/2020128TF92 - Fakenham/Ryburgh
Further info: Oligia versicolor
 
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