Middle-barred Minor - Oligia fasciuncula

    Description

    Wingspan 22-26 mm. Quite variable in ground colour but usually generally more rufous or sandy-coloured than the other 'Minors', with a white mark on the rear edge of the forewing where the postmedian line ends.

    Habitat

    Occupying marshes, river banks, damp flower meadows and damp woodland.

    When to see it

    It flies in June and July, when it visits sugar and light.

    Life History

    The larvae, like other Oligia species, feed on different types of grass.

    UK Status

    A common species over most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)

    Reference
    73.176 BF2340

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map