Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula


Family Noctuidae » Subfamily Xyleninae » Oligia fasciuncula (Haworth, 1809) 73.176 (BF2340)
Forewing length 10-12 mm. A small and variable coloured moth, but generally more rufous or sandy-coloured than the other ‘minors’. The larva feeds on different species of grasses. The adult flies June and July, and is found in marshes, damp woodland and on river banks. Also seen in gardens where it may be attracted to light. Common and widespread.


Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula
Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula

Attracted to moth trap light, back garden, South Staffordshire. 15th June 2020. Photos © Peter Hillman. Species identification confirmed and recorded by an expert from iRecord.