Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta

Autostichidae

Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta

Quite a lovely black and white patterned moth with a forewing length of 5.5-7.5mm. These images are only representative of the species as there are two other very similar species, Oegoconia deauratella and Oegoconia caradjai, which can only be readily identified by genital dissection. Out of the three it is less likely to be O. caradjai as this is seen further south and east of England.

Four-spotted Obscure Oegoconia quadripuncta

The adult flies July to August, and is found in a wide range of habitats including gardens. The larva feeds on leaf-litter.

© Pete Hillman July 2017.

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