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2340 ~ Middle-barred Minor ~ Oligia fasciuncula
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Recorded in small numbers from scattered sites throughout the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-26mm.

Confusion species

Small Dotted Buff, Cloaked Minor and Least Minor.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Damp or wet areas, woodland edges, rides, clearings and gardens.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva August-May, feeding at night. Pupates in a cocoon on the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 10th June 2010, Llanfyllin

Photo by MDH, 3rd June 2011, Llanfyllin