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Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2339 / 73.174
Photo © Dave Appleton,  26/05/2014 - Bawdeswell (male, gen det)

Similar Norfolk Species
Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor
Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
Norfolk Status
Grassland, woodland, scrub, heathland, fens and gardens.
Often show a tawny or bronzy coloration.

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 57 (83%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
31/07/2020128TF81 - Castle Acre/Litcham
18/07/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
05/07/2020128TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
30/06/2020127TG02 - Foxley/Foulsham
30/06/2020127TG13 - Baconsthorpe
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