Ypsolophidae : Ochsenheimeriinae
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Photo © Rob Lee,  29/06/2018 - Holkham NNR. Leg. Andrew Bloomfield, Andrew Duff

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Ochsenheimeria urella
Variable Stem-moth
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Ochsenheimeria taurella
Feathered Stem-moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)251 / 17.014
Norfolk status
Distinctive species with a shaggy appearance (erect scales).
Larvae mine the stems of various coarse grasses.

Old Victorian record at Merton 1874. First confirmed modern-day record at Holkham NNR in 2018 (A, Bloomfield, A. Duff, 29/06/18)

Photo / Specimen needed for confirmation.

[MBGBI vol2 p209]

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (6%) of 69 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2019.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
23/08/2019127TG04 - Blakeney/Cley
02/07/2019128TF83 - N.Creake/Syderstone
29/06/2018128TF84 - Burnham/Holkham
1874+28TL99 - Thompson/Gt.Hocking
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Wingspan: 11-12mm
Flight: July - September
Foodplant:   Cock's-foot, Meadow-grass, Foxtail
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3
 Immature Adult
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