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.
Hedgerows and woodland.
The adults fly in July and August at night, when they can be attracted to light.
The larvae feed on leaf-litter
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.
Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)
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