Noctuidae: Xyleninae

2340 (ABH73.176) Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula, (Haworth, 1809)

KR09784

f. pallida, Great Staughton
f. pallida, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
f. pallida, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
 pre-2000
 2000-2009
 2010-2019
 2020-onwards
Orange Form, Great Staughton
Orange Form, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
f. pallida, Great Staughton
f. pallida, Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Hemingford Grey
Hemingford Grey
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Hillesden, Bucks
Hillesden, Bucks
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths
Earith
Earith
 Photo © David Griffiths


General Information

This is quite a variable species in ground colour but nearly always with a diagnostic dark central bar edged in white.

 

Pupates on or close to the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Habitat

Damp grassland, marshes, water meadows, heathland, vegetated shingle, scrub, open woodland.

Regional Information

Recorded in 105 (38.9%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in August 2019

Recorded date range (Adult): 16 May to 14 August

Similar Species
Great Staughton
Great Staughton
 Photo © Peter Bissell
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula
 Photo © Barry Dickerson
Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima


Larva/Leafmine:
Larva Type:
Smooth
Colours:
Grey, pink, yellow, brown, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs:
5