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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

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


A range of grassy places, woodland and heathland.


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.
Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 31st May 2010, Llanfyllin