Noctuidae : Xyleninae
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Photo © Patrick Clement,  Ashwood Nurseries Meadow. Staffordshire. August 6th 2016.

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Small Dotted Buff
Photedes minima
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Cloaked Minor
Mesoligia furuncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2341 / 73.172

A fairly common resident.

A species of short-cropped, open grassland and some gardens.

Overwinters as a larva and adults are attracted to light and sugar.

Note A variable species and some can resemble forms of Small Dotted Buff but it can show a very deeply curved cross-line below the kidney mark that Small Dotted Buff doesn't have.

Recorded in 88 (63%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
29/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO97
27/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSP07
26/08/20191VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
26/08/20191VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
24/08/20192VC37 - WorcestershireSO97

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