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2342 ~ Rosy Minor ~ Litoligia literosa
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

A fairly uncommon species recorded from scattered sites across the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 25-30mm.

Confusion species

Cloaked minor and some forms of Tawny Marbled, Marbled and Rufous Minors can resemble this species.

Flight time (Montgomeryshire)


Mostly sites in calcareous habitats.



Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Larva September-early June, feeding on the roots and later inside the stem. Pupates in a slight cocoon in the leaf litter or under the ground.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by MDH, 16th Aug 2009, Llanfyllin