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Photo © Dave Appleton,  25/06/2016 - North Elmham - male (gen det)

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Marbled Minor
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Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor

(Borkhausen, 1792) 2338 / 73.175

Norfolk status
Scarce.
Woodland, heathland, other grassy areas.

One of a complex of three species (Marbled Minor, Rufous Minor and Tawny Marbled Minor), which can only be reliably separated by dissection of the genitalia.

Map shows only confirmed post 2000 records. (pre 2000 data unconfirmed)

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 35 (47%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1975.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
15/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
11/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
10/07/2023228TF92North Elmham
07/07/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
06/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
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Forewing: 11-12mm.
Flight: One generation June-July.
Foodplant:   Unknown
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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