Oegoconia deauratella

Alternative names
Scarce Obscure
Description

Oegoconia quadripuncta, Oegoconia caradjai and Oegoconia deauratella  can only be reliably separated by genitalia dissection.  Where this examination process has not been carried out records should be submitted as Oegoconia quadripuncta agg.

Habitat

Hedgerows and woodland.

When to see it

July to end of September.

Life History

The larvae, like those of O. quadripuncta, probably feed on dried and decaying vegetable matter, though this has yet to be clarified.

UK Status

Distributed mainly in the south-east of England, with a couple of records from Ireland, though it is probably awaiting discovery elsewhere. In the Butterfly Conservation's Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as local.

VC55 Status

It appears to be uncommon in Leicestershire and Rutland, where there are few records. L&R Moth Group status = D (rare or rarely recorded).

Reference
27.003 BF871

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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