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Minor Shoulder-knot
Brachylomia viminalis (Fabricius, 1777)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2225 / 73.220
Photo © Dave Emley

Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Forewing: 13-15mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Willows
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1

A fairly common resident across the region.

A species of damp woodland, fens, marshy ground.

Overwinters as an egg and comes to light and sugar.

Recorded in 80 (57%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1887.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
07/08/2019139SJ82 - Eccleshall/Gnosall
26/07/2019137SO97 - Dodford/Lickey
25/07/2019237SO72 - Poolhill
24/07/20194836SO36 - Titley & Birtley
23/07/2019636SO53 - SE Hereford & Haugh Wood
Further info: Brachylomia viminalis
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