Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis

(Linnaeus, 1758) 2337 / 73.173

General comments:
Widespread resident.

Correct identification requires genitalia examination. Specimens with a good deal of bright white on the outer band of the forewing are often Marbled Minor, but Tawny Marbled Minor also throws this form. More or less entirely melanic examples can be either species. More reliable is the form (smoothly curved or dentate) of the outer edge of the median fascia in its dorsal half; if you have not been shown, don't use it.

Determination by Genitalia Examination Required

Recorded in 35 (85%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2024.
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
19/06/2024120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
19/06/2024120TL00 - Hemel Hempstead
10/07/2023120TL30 - Hoddesdon / Cheshunt
10/07/2023120TL42 - Bishop's Stortford (N)
08/07/2023221TQ17 - Brentford / Hounslow / Richmond
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VC20 VC21 VC21 VC20
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Forewing: 11-13mm.
Flight: One generation May-July.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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