Autostichidae : Symmocinae
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Oegoconia quadripuncta
Four-spotted Obscure
Oegoconia caradjai
Straw Obscure
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Oegoconia deauratella
Scarce Obscure

(Herrich-Schäffer, 1854)871 / 27.003

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Distinctly local in late July at Leiston (Grey); Aldeburgh in 1892, later at both Walberswick and Southwold (Ctw). Ipswich in 1932-5 (Whit).

Recent Status: This species is the commonest Oegoconia in Suffolk. Only O. quadripuncta was listed by Morley, so the comments above refer to all Suffolk species.

Life Style: Oegoconia species fly from a single brood in mid-summer. The larvae feed on decaying vegetable material on the ground.

Identification: There are four British species of Oegoconia. The three species known to be British before 2016 are recorded in Suffolk. These species show interspecific pattern differences however they vary across location and habitat. It is therefore necessary to identify the species and their pattern at a particular location by genitalia dissection. More Info

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Recorded in 11 (19%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2004.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
08/07/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
21/06/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
12/06/2020125TM13 - Brantham/Holbrook
02/08/2019125TM44 - Orford Ness
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 11-15mm
Flight: July - Aug.
Foodplant:   Decaying vegetable matter (unconfirmed)
Nat Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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