Noctuidae: Hadeninae

09787 Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa (=Mesoligia), (Haworth, 1809)

BF2342 (ABH73.171)


General Information

This species is generally greyer than similar species, usually with a rosy or purplish tint.


Pupates in loose soil or in leaf litter.

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

Forewing length: 10-13mm.
Foodplant(s): Lyme-grass (Elymus arenarius), Marram (Ammophila arenaria), Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), grasses, cereal crops
Flying: One generation, mid July-late August
UK Presence: Resident
National status:


Fens, grassland, open woodland, scrub, heathland, coastal areas and gardens.

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:
Yellow, brown, pink, black
No. of Proleg Pairs: