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Rufous Minor
Oligia versicolor (Borkhausen, 1792)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2338 / 73.175
Photo © Phil Tizzard,  Stowe 2021 (genitalia checked)

Similar Upper Thames Species
Marbled Minor
Oligia strigilis
Tawny Marbled Minor
Oligia latruncula
Foodplant:   Grasses
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4

Found across the region but rather local, mainly in woodland and other good quality habitats.

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 53 (68%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1920.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
11/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
11/07/2022124SP71 - Westcott, Waddesdon
09/07/2022224SP90 - Chesham, Cholesbury
09/07/2022122SU58 - Didcot (S) / Streatley
07/07/2022122SU77 - Reading
Further info: Oligia versicolor
 
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