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73.171 (BF2342)

Rosy Minor   

Litoligia literosa
Adult: 2
Resident. Common.


Combination of pinkish or reddish brown and grey is diagnostic in most cases.

Recording Method.

Attracted to light, also comes to sugar and flowers.

Life cycle

One generation. Overwinters as a larva, September to early June. Feeds at first on the roots then inside the stem. Pupates in soil or leaf litter.

Larval foodplants

Various grasses, including Lyme Grass, Marram and Cock’s-foot.


A wide range of grassland habitats.

314 record(s) from 38 hectad(s) in D&G

VC74 VC73 VC72
Last recorded 2021 2022 2022

 UK Moths website - further information on species (with photos)

 East Scotland Butterfly Conservation website - national distribution maps and phenology

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