Middle-barred Minor - Oligia fasciuncula
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.
Occupying marshes, river banks, damp flower meadows and damp woodland.
It flies in June and July, when it visits sugar and light.
The larvae, like other Oligia species, feed on different types of grass.
A common species over most of Britain.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident)
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