Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula: Distribution map

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73.172 BF2341
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)


Wingspan 22-28 mm.

A very variable species with a wide range of colour forms and patterns. One form, bicoloria, has the forewing sharply demarcated between pale and rufous. Other forms often show less contrast.

It is commonest around sand-dunes, grassy seaside slopes and other coastal habitats, but occurs in inland areas, with a distribution throughout the British Isles.

The moths fly between August and September, and the larvae feed on grasses.

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