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.

Identification difficulty

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)

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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