Oegoconia caradjai
Oegoconia caradjai
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27.002 BF871a
Oegoconia caradjai

Popescu-Gorg & Cãpuşe, 1965


Wingspan c. 15mm.

Only discovered as a British species as recently as 1981, it has now been recorded in most of the southern and south-eastern counties of England.

To separate the species reliably from Oegoconia quadripuncta and O. deauratella, the genitalia need to be examined, as all three species are similar but variable in appearance.

O. caradjai larvae feed on leaf litter and vegetable detritus, and the adult moths fly in a single generation from June to August.

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