Ypsolophidae : Ochsenheimeriinae
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Photo © Andrew Bloomfield,  02/07/2019 - Holkham Estate

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Ochsenheimeria urella
Bull's-horn Stem Moth
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Ochsenheimeria taurella
Hairy Stem Moth

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)251 / 17.014
=Feathered Stem-moth

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 6 (8%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
17/07/2020+28TF92Hempton / Fakenham
02/07/2019128TF83New Holkham
29/06/2018128TF84Holkham Dunes
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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
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