Irish moths

Cloaked Minor

Family: Noctuidae       Sub-family: Amphipyrinae

2341     *     Cloaked Minor     *     Mesoligia furuncula

Widespread but scarce, mainly coastal
Wingspan: 22-28mm. Pattern and colour very variable

Flight time: July-August
Habitat: Open, well-drained grasslands, often near coast

Larvae feed on grasses including Sheep's Fescue and False Oat-grass

Similar: 2342 Rosy Minor and 2337x Marbled Minor agg.

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

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