The Moths of Suffolk
252 Ochsenheimeria urella, Fischer von Röslerstamm, 1842

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Distribution and abundance : Formerly quite localised, although probably over-looked.

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to September

Larval foodplants : Couch (Agropyron), Brome (Bromus) and other grasses

Morley's Final Catalogue : Swept from hypericum in Bentley Woods on 3 August 1896; Corton cliff in August 1908 (Mly); Blundeston marshes 1936 (D). One at Tuddenham on the Breck in July 1896 (A. Waters); Worlington in 1934 (Whit.).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 9-12mm


Confusion species
    AdultOchsenheimeria taurella
Ochsenheimeria vacculella, Cereal Stem Moth

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