Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09781 Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor, (Borkhausen, 1792)

BF2338 (ABH73.175)


General Information

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


Pupates amongst the roots of the foodplant.

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

Forewing length: 11-12mm.
Foodplant(s): grasses
Flying: One generation, June-July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Woodland, heathland, other grassy areas.

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis
Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula

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