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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)


Habitat

Mostly sites in calcareous habitats.

Foodplant

Grasses.

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