Rosy Minor - Litoligia literosa

Alternative names
Mesoligia literosa

Wingspan 25 to 30 mm. Although displaying some variation, this species tends to be less ochreous than similar species, appearing generally greyer, with usually some rosy or purplish tint.

Identification difficulty

Various grassy habitats, especially in coastal localities.

When to see it

The moths are on the wing in July and August.

Life History

The larvae overwinter and feed on the stems and roots of several types of grass.

UK Status

Fairly common throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

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

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

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