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Cloaked Minor
Mesoligia furuncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2341 / 73.172

Norfolk status
Widespread and common.
Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland and gardens.

A very variable species with a wide range of colour forms and patterns. A straight line bisects the forewing, and the forewing is usually coloured differently either side of this line. A fairly common variant also occurs where the wing is concolorous.

Recorded in 66 (89%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
10/09/2023127TG51Caister
08/09/2023127TG51Caister
06/09/2023127TG04Cley next the Sea
02/09/2023128TF74Holme NNR
02/09/2023128TF82West Raynham
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Forewing: 10-12mm.
Flight: One generation July-Sept.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult

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