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Rosy Minor
Litoligia literosa

(Haworth, 1809) 2342 / 73.171
=Mesoligia literosa
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Yorkshire Status: Fairly common and fairly widespread resident.

Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: Widely distributed and often quite frequent.

2012 (CHF): Widespread across the county but numbers have declined recently. The Rothamsted figures show an 81% fall between 1968 and 2002. Most common in coastal areas particularly at Spurn which has given us 35% of all records of this species.

Recorded in 136 (68%) of 200 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1880.
Last Recorded in 2022.
Additional Stats

< Lesser Common Rustic  |  Cloaked Minor >
Forewing: 10-13mm
Flight: July - August
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT)
GB Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
26/08/2022163SE01 - Marsden
23/08/2022161TA26 - Flamborough Head (South)
23/08/2022162NZ62 - Redcar / Saltburn-by-the-Sea
22/08/2022162NZ62 - Redcar / Saltburn-by-the-Sea
20/08/2022161TA07 - Hunmanby
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