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73.1735 ~ 2337x ~ Marbled Minor agg. ~ Oligia sp.
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

All three species (Marbled Minor, Rufous Minor and Tawny Marbled Minor) are common/fairly common in the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 23-29mm.

Confusion species

None.
Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

A range of grassy places, woodland and heathland.

Foodplant

Probably Grasses (the foodplant of the Rufous Minor has yet to be discovered, feeds on grasses in captivity).

Lifestage data

All overwinter as a larva. Larva Aug-May feed inside stem. All pupate amongst roots of foodplant.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st May 2010, Llanfyllin