Oegoconia quadripuncta

    Alt Name
    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

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map