Oligia strigilis - Lot Moths and Butterflies - species in Las Descargues, the Lot, France
drawing of a moth



Las Descargues, 23 May 2010
Oligia strigilis Adult


© Robin Howard

Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Marbled Minor
La Ciselée

Wingspan: 24-29mm

A univoltine species flying from April to July when it is a frequent visitor to light and has been recorded from Las Descargues and all downland and meadows.

The larva feeds on various grasses, it overwinters as a larva before pupating amongst the roots of the foodplant.