The Moths of Suffolk
871a Oegoconia caradjai, Popescu-Gorg & Capuse, 1965

National Status : Nationally Scarce B

Local Status : Uncertain (SMP Status 4)

Flight Period : Single-brooded; late June to August

Larval foodplants : Decaying leaves and straw refuse

Records : Ipswich (N Sherman, 22.vii.2002), Martlesham Heath (S Goddard, 16.vii.2003), Landguard (N Odin and M Marsh, 28.vi.2004), 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 13-16mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultOegoconia quadripuncta
Oegoconia deauratella

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Gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (7.vi.2014) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Female, gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (19.vi.2016) © Paul Kitchener
Female, gen.det. Jon Clifton - Ipswich, Suffolk (20.vi.2016) © Paul Kitchener