Rosy Minor - Litoligia 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.
Various grassy habitats, especially in coastal localities.
The moths are on the wing in July and August.
The larvae overwinter and feed on the stems and roots of several types of grass.
Fairly common throughout Britain. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as common.
Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = A (common and resident).
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