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Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 2339 / 73.174
Photo © Aidan Smith,  19 June 2023, VC64, Otley, Gen. Det. Male

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Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor
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Yorkshire Status: Rare and local resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: This species has been recorded from all five vice-counties with confirmed records from vice-counties 61 to 64 and it is likely that it will turn out to be quite common and widespread (see O. strigilis (Linnaeus) above). It will probably be found that the Minors currently recorded as strigilis will actually be a mixture in most areas, with the balance of composition varying depending on the local habitat. However, the current species does seem most widespread on the evidence given so far. (60% of the three 'difficult' minors recorded at Huntington (VC62) proved to be this species (AHF pers. comm.)).

2012 (CHF): This species is of course much more common than the distribution map suggests. It is not considered safe to separate Marbled Minor and Tawny Marbled Minor on the basis of forewing markings and they should be recorded as the aggregate species unless they have been dissected. There are confirmed records of this species from all over the county and it is likely to be widespread and common.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 56 (28%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1963.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

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Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: May - July (Aug)
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
05/07/2022162NZ80 - Goathland / Grosmont
29/06/2022265NZ10 - Richmond
17/06/2022161TA14 - Brandesburton
18/07/2021161TA14 - Brandesburton
26/06/2021163SK69 - New Rossington / Austerfield
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