Irish moths

Marbled Minor agg, Oligia strigilis agg

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae 

2337x     *     Marbled Minor agg.     *     Oligia strigilis agg.

Marbled Minor (Oligia strigilis), Rufous Minor (O. versicolor) and Tawny Marbled Minor (O. latruncula) are very similar and require genitalia examination to reliably identify

Wingspan: 22-25mm

Flight time: May-August
Habitat: Grasslands, woodlands, heaths

Larvae feed on various grasses

Similar: 2342 Rosy Minor and 2341 Cloaked Minor

Photographs: Ballingeary, Co. Cork, SW Ireland. July 2010

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