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2341 ~ Cloaked Minor ~ Mesoligia furuncula
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

Resident. This species is probably right on its western most distribution in Montgomeryshire and there are few records. First recorded at Newtown in 1989 it was not seen again until 2014 when trapped at Llyn Coed y Dinas.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-28mm.

Confusion species

Small Dotted Buff, Least Minor and other 'Minor' sp.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Open well drained areas.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Feeds within stems where it also pupates.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th June 2014, Coed y Dinas