Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula - Distribution map

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73.176 BF2340

Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula

(Haworth, 1809)

Wingspan 22-26 mm.

A common species over most of Britain, occupying marshes, river banks and damp woodland.

Quite variable in ground colour, but usually generally more rufous or sandy-coloured than the other 'minors', with a white mark on the rear edge of the forewing where the postmedian line ends.

It flies in June and July, when it visits sugar and light.

The larvae, like other Oligia species, feed on different types of grass.
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