Oegoconia quadripuncta

Alternative names
Four-spotted 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.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Hedgerows and woodland.

When to see it

The adults fly in July and August at night, when they can be attracted to light.

Life History

The larvae feed on leaf-litter

UK Status

The distribution of this species covers the south and south-east of England and Wales and reaches as far north as Lancashire. In the Butterfly Conservation’s Microlepidoptera Report 2011 this species was classified as common.

VC55 Status

Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

Reference
27.001 BF870

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