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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor
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Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2339 / 73.174

Norfolk status
Grassland, woodland, scrub, heathland, fens and gardens.
Often show a tawny or bronzy coloration.

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 57 (77%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1930.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
19/07/2023127TG13Hempstead
15/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
14/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
13/07/2023127TG13Hempstead
06/07/2023128TF92North Elmham
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July. (Aug)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult

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