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Cloaked Minor
Mesoligia furuncula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2341 / 73.172
Photo © Kevin Leighton,  15/08/2012 - Stow Bardolph

Similar Norfolk Species
Small Dotted Buff
Photedes minima
Small Wainscot
Denticucullus pygmina
Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
A very variable species with a wide range of colour forms and patterns.
Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 66 (96%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2019.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
12/09/2019128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
27/08/2019128TF50 - Upwell/Marshland
27/08/2019228TF63 - Snettisham/Dersingham
27/08/20192728TF74 - Holme/Titchwell
27/08/2019127TG23 - N.Walsham/Roughton
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