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Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)

Rufous Minor
73.1750 (B&F: 2338)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Apameini

Resident. The moth usually occurs sparingly in a wide range of habitats, but is sometimes fairly common to common at mv light along parts of the coast. Probably generally distributed. Single-brooded, flying mainly from mid June to mid July, occasionally from the second week of May or to early August. Larvae feed inside the stems of cock’s-foot, and probably other grasses, although this has yet to be determined in Sussex. (Pratt, 2011)

Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)
Etchingham, 30 vi 2014
Photo: Caroline Moore

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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