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Rosy Minor
Litoligia literosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2342 / 73.171
=Mesoligia literosa

A fairly common resident.

Found in various open grassy habitats, fen, scrub and gardens.

Overwinters as a larva while adults come to light and sugar and may also visit flowers.

Recorded in 78 (56%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1869.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
< Lesser Common Rustic  |  Cloaked Minor >
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
17/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO85
16/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ85
13/08/2022+VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
13/08/20221VC37 - WorcestershireSO74
13/08/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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