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



Las Descargues, 13 June 2009
Oligia latruncula Adult


© Robin Howard

Oligia latruncula ([Denis & Schiffermuller], 1775)

Tawny Marbled Minor
Le Filou

Wingspan: 23-28mm

A univoltine species flying from May to August when it is an infrequent visitor to light and has been recorded only from the Las Descargues mv traps.

The larva feeds on various grass species, it overwinters as a larva, pupating among the roots of the foodplant.