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2341 ~ Cloaked Minor ~ Mesoligia furuncula
UK Status

Resident. Common

Montgomeryshire Status

This species was first recorded at Newtown in 1989 and it was not seen again until 2014 when trapped at Llyn Coed y Dinas. Since then it has been recorded from a handful of sites, mainly from the eastern side of the county.

Wingspan :  M & F, 22-28mm.

Confusion species

Small Dotted Buff, Least Minor and other 'Minor' sp.


Flight time (Montgomeryshire)

Habitat

Open well drained areas.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Overwinters as a larva. Feeds within stems where it also pupates.
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Montgomeryshire photos

Photo by PRW, 5th June 2014, Coed y Dinas