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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Adventive

Local Status: Very rare and very local resident.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time:


Foodplant: Decaying vegetation.

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2008
Year last recorded2008
Number of records1
Number of individuals1
Unique positions1
Unique locations1
Adult records1
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 1 records from 1 sites. First recorded in 2008.


12.045 Opogona omoscopa 02
© Damian Money
12.045 Opogona omoscopa 01
© Damian Money

Species Account

Argus 56, 2008:
VC62. Skelton, at MV light 15.8.2008, det. K. Sattler (DM). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (HEB, 2011): Originally described from Australia, although its natural origins are unclear, this moth now has a pantropical distribution. It was first encountered in Britain in 2004 when it was found under glass in south-west England in ‘sticky light traps’ operated to control another species. In 2005 it was recorded outdoors on Guernsey, Channel Islands where further moths were found subsequently and where there is probably a resident population. The only Yorkshire record to date, from Skelton (VC62) in 2008, appears to be the first time that it has been found outdoors in mainland Britain.

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