Autostichidae : Symmocinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Male, gen.det. Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2017.

Similar Suffolk Species
Oegoconia deauratella
Scarce Obscure
Oegoconia quadripuncta
Four-spotted Obscure
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Oegoconia caradjai
Straw Obscure

Popescu-Gorg & Capuse, 1965871a / 27.002

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 recorded in Suffolk. Only O. quadripuncta was listed by Morley hence 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 9 (16%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2020+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
21/06/2020125TM14 - Ipswich
31/05/2020125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
18/07/2019+25TM34 - Hollesley/Rendlesham Forest
25/07/2018125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
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Wingspan: 15mm
Flight: June to August
Foodplant:   Straw, Hay, Leaf litter and vegetable detritus.
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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