Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Ben Sale,  Panshanger Park, Hertfordshire (11/08/21)

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Rosy Minor
Litoligia literosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2342 / 73.171
=Mesoligia literosa

General comments:
Widespread but very local resident.

The Rosy Minor appears to be quite scarce in Hertfordshire. However, whilst the map shows many gaps the better recorded sites, those where nightly recording has been undertaken over a lengthy period of years, mostly seem to have this species listed. The attractive and distinctive ab. aethalodes Richardson is apparently not recorded in our counties.

Recorded in 32 (78%) of 41 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1890.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
09/08/2023120TL21 - Welwyn Garden City
03/08/2023120SP90 - Berkhamsted
03/08/2023120TL11 - Harpenden / Wheathampstead
02/08/2023120TL34 - Royston (S)
28/07/2023120TL33 - Therfield / Barkway
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Forewing: 10-13mm.
Flight: One generation July-Aug.
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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