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Oegoconia cfr. deauratella

([Herrich-Schäffer], 1854)

  • Subfamily: Symmocinae - Oegoconiini
  • Wingspan: 12-15 mm
  • Flight period: Undefined
  • Spread: Uncommon
  • Host plants: Dried and/or decaying plant matter


Oegoconia deauratella is a small moth of the Autostichidae family with a wingspan of 12-15 mm.
It is found in all of Europe, with the exception of Ireland, Iceland, a part of the Balkan Peninsula and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia). In Italy it is absent from the islands *.

The front wings are fringed, brown-black in color with two bands of cream color distributed from the median area towards the apex, two spots of the same color are present in the front area of ​​the same. A third band, always cream colored, is visible near the junction of the wings and continues on the upper area of ​​the thorax near the head, as if it were a single line.

Superficially very similar to Oegoconia quadripuncta, adults of these two species can be reliably separated only by genital dissection . It is known in most of Europe.

The larvae live on leaf litter and where they probably feed on dried and decaying plant matter.

* Lepidoptera mundi - Fauna Europea

Oegoconia deauratella
Oegoconia deauratella