The Moths of Suffolk
870 Oegoconia quadripuncta, (Haworth, 1828)

National Status : Common

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 3)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Decaying vegetable matter

Morley's Final Catalogue : Not distinguished from closely related species in Morley's time. Distinctly local in late July at Leiston (Grey) ; Aldeburgh in 1892, later at both Walberswick and Southwold (Ctw). Ipswich in 1932-5 (Whit).

Wingspan details : Wingspan 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOegoconia deauratella
Oegoconia caradjai

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Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Male, gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (9.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener