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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 95 (68%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-12mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
18/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
14/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSP18
14/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO75
14/08/20223VC39 - StaffordshireSJ84
14/08/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO74

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