Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09782 Tawny Marbled Minor Oligia latruncula, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

BF2339 (ABH73.174)


General Information

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


This species often has a tawny or bronzy colouration.


Pupates amongst the roots of the food plant.

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

Forewing length: 11-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses
Flying: One generation, late May-late July
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


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

Regional Information

There are no records in the system yet in Bulgaria.

Similar Species
Marbled Minor Oligia strigilis
Rufous Minor Oligia versicolor
Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa (=Mesoligia)

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