Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09780 Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis, (Linnaeus, 1758)

BF2337 (ABH73.173)


General Information

This is one of three species (Marbled Minor, Rufous Minor and Tawny Marbled Minor), which can only be reliably separated by genital dissection.


Pupates amongst the roots of the foodplant.

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

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Common Couch (Elytrigia repens), Reed Canary-grass (Phalaris arundinacea), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Grassland, fens, woodland, heathland, scrub and gardens.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 30th July 2017. Light trap.
Dobarsko, Rila Mtns., 30th July 2017. Light trap.
 Photo © Nick Greatorex-Davies
Minor Shoulder-knot Brachylomia viminalis
Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor
Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula
Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa (=Mesoligia)

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