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Summary Data

Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Common

Local Status: Scarce and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 3   See here for explanation

Flight time: Late Jun-Aug.

Forewing: 6-9mm.

Foodplant: Leaf-litter.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded200820082006
Year last recorded201420142013
Number of records142484
Number of individuals1521135
Unique positions661
Unique locations661
Adult records142484
Immature records000

For the county, we have a total of 122 records from 13 sites. First recorded in 2006.


27.001 Oegoconia quadripuncta 01
© John William Cooper

Species Account

Similar species: 0871 Oegoconia deauratella and 0871a Oegoconia caradjai.

Argus 50, 2005:
VC63. Rossington, 2.8.2005 (RIH); Canklow, 19.8.2005 det. HEB (RFB). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 52, 2006:
VC64. Tadcaster, thirty-four 7-29.7.2006 including seven each night on 20 & 24.7.2006 conf. HEB (DBk). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Argus 56, 2008: Since the first county record in 2005 this moth has now been recorded in three vice-counties.
VC61. Cottingham, 1.8.2008, gen. det. HEB (AA); Spurn NNR, 27.8.2008 (BRS); South Landing, 1.9.2008 (IA). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): This moth has spread northwards in recent years but in western England was found in Lancashire and Cumbria before moving into Yorkshire. The first county records came from Rossington and Canklow, Rotherham (VC63) in 2005 since when it has spread northwards to Tadcaster (VC64) where it occurred commonly in 2006, and eastwards to several localities in VC61 by 2008. Likely to consolidate its position and become more widespread.

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