The Moths of Suffolk
251 Ochsenheimeria taurella, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly localised, although probably under-recorded

Flight Period : Single-brooded; early July to September

Larval foodplants : Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), Brome (Bromus), Meadow-grass (Poa), Foxtail (Alopecurus) and other grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Sandy places on coast and Breck. Hemley (Mly, Whit.); Leiston (Hkr); Southwold salterns, abundant under ragwort on Gorleston cliff in 1929, Barnby Broad in 1898. Thetford by Mr. C. Dale (Williams); swept on Breck at Elveden in 1933.

Wingspan details : Wingspan 11-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultOchsenheimeria urella
Ochsenheimeria vacculella, Cereal Stem Moth

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