Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09784 Middle-barred Minor Oligia fasciuncula, (Haworth, 1809)

BF2340 (ABH73.176)


General Information

This is quite a variable species in ground colour but nearly always with a diagnostic dark central bar edged in white.


Pupates on or close to the ground.

Overwinters as Overwinters as a larva.
Both sexes come to light.

Forewing length: 10-12mm.
Foodplant(s): Tufted Hair-grass (Deschampsia cespitosa), grasses
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Damp grassland, marshes, water meadows, heathland, vegetated shingle, scrub, open woodland.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Cloaked Minor Mesoligia furuncula
Small Dotted Buff Photedes minima

Larva Type:
Grey, pink, yellow, brown, black, orange
No. of Proleg Pairs: