Noctuidae » Xyleninae
Rosy Minor Litoligia literosa (Haworth, 1809) 73.171 BF2342
Wingspan 25-30 mm. Forewing length 10-13mm. Quite an attractively coloured and patterned moth with pinkish or reddish-brown tints mixed with greys.
The adult flies July to August, flying later than some of the other minors, and is attracted to light. Found in various habitats, including grasslands, coastal cliffs, and gardens. Common and widespread, and fairly abundant on the coast. The larva feeds on various grasses.
© Pete Hillman July 2017.