The Moths of Suffolk
871 Oegoconia deauratella, (Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; July to August

Larval foodplants : Possibly decaying vegetable matter

Records : Minsmere (R Harvey, 2004 & 2005), Landguard (N Odin and M Marsh, 2004 & 2005), Orfordness (J Askins, 2005)

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 11-15mm


Confusion species
    AdultOegoconia quadripuncta
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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(Gen.det. Raymond Watson) - Ipswich, Suffolk ( © Paul Kitchener