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Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Имаго  (Oligia strigilis)


class Insecta subclass Pterygota infraclass Neoptera superorder Holometabola order Lepidoptera superfamily Noctuoidea family Noctuidae subfamily Noctuinae tribe Apameini subtribe Apameina genus Oligia → species Oligia strigilis

Species name(s)

Oligia strigilis (Linnaeus, 1758) = Phalaena strigilis Linnaeus, 1758 = Noctua praeduncula Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775 = Miana invisa Walker, [1857] = Procus strigilis virgata Heydemann, 1942. [9, 10]

Marbled Minor.



This species marks on the maps: 4.

Zoogeographical regions


Russia regions

#1. Kaliningradsky; #3. Karelsky; #4. Evropeisky Severo-Zapadny; #6. Evropeisky Severo-Vostochny; #7. Evropeisky yuzhno-tayozhny; #8. Evropeisky Tsentralny; #9. Evropeisky Tsentralno-Chernozyomny; #10. Sredne-Volzhsky; #11. Volgo-Donsky; #13. Zapadno-Kavkazsky; #16. Sredne-Uralsky; #17. Yuzhno-Uralsky; #19. Sredneobsky; #20. Yuzhno-Zapadnosibirsky; #23. Predaltaisky; #24. Gorno-Altaisky.

Forewing length

11—13 mm.

Primary colors


Flight time

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Larva lifespan

January February March April May June July August September October November December

Over-wintering stage


Имаго  (Oligia strigilis)

Detailed information with references


  • Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sardinia, Sicily, Slovakia, the Soviet Union - the European part Finland, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [1].
  • Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the British Isles, France, Germany, Greece (mainland), Denmark (mainland), Ireland, Spain (mainland), Italy (mainland), Latvia , Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway (mainland)Channel Islands, Poland, Portugal (mainland), Romania, Russia, Sardinia, Northern Ireland, Sicily, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Finland, France (mainland), Croatia, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia, Yugoslavia. [10].
  • Regions of the Russian Federation: the Volga-Don, Gorno-Altaisk, the European North-East, the European North-West, the European Central Black Earth, Central European, European southern taiga, the Western Caucasus, Kaliningrad, Karelia, Prealtay, Mid-Volzhsky, Medium Ural, Sredneobskaya, South West Siberian,South Ural. [3].
  • Habitat: Europe, in the mountains - up to 1500 m. [5].

Imago Habitus and Differences from alike species

  • Fore wing length 1.1-1.3 cm, the color - from dark brown to gray, sometimes to black. Kidney-shaped and round spots stand out slightly, edging light (features of closely related species -Oligia versicolor. Another similar appearance -Oligia latruncula. [5].

General info about Imago

  • Habitats - mixed forests and parks, meadows. [5].

Imago lifespan

  • Imago Oligia strigilis occur from late May to late August. [5].

General info about Larva

  • Caterpillar introduced into the stem of cereals. [5].

Larva food plants / other food objects

  • Gramineae. [28].
  • Cereals. [5].

Larva lifespan

  • From September to May. [5].


  • Pupation - inside the stem. [5].

Overwintering stage

  • Caterpillar overwinters inside the stem. [5].


Initial species uploading to the site: Peter Khramov.

Photos: Irina Nikulina, Nikolai Vladimirov.

Text data: Peter Khramov.

The species characteristics formalization: Peter Khramov, Sergei Kotov.



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30.01.2014 22:11, Sergei Kotov Corrected data.

Over-wintering stage: No formalized data → Larva.

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