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Rosy Minor
Litoligia literosa (Haworth, 1809)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2342 / 73.171
Photo © Jim Swalwell,  Holme NWT 26 July

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Forewing: 10-13mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
Norfolk Status
Generally greyer than similar species, with usually a rosy or purplish tint.
Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland, coastal areas and gardens.
Widespread.

Recorded in 63 (91%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1873.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
20/08/2020128TL79 - Methwold/Foulden
18/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
16/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
15/08/2020127TG20 - Norwich
15/08/2020+27TG42 - Hickling/Horsey
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