Autostichidae : Symmocinae
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Photo © Paul Kitchener,  Ipswich, 9 September 2016 (male, gen. det.)

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Oegoconia deauratella
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Oegoconia quadripuncta
Four-spotted Obscure

(Haworth, 1828)870 / 27.001

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. Morley only recognised this species so the comments relate to all the 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 17 (29%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1892.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/07/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
20/07/2021326TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
18/07/2021426TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
17/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
16/07/2021226TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Wingspan: 13-16 mm
Flight: July to August
Foodplant:   Decaying vegetable matter.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4
 Immature Adult
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