Oegoconia cfr. deauratella
- 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 https://lepidoptera.eu/ - Fauna Europea https://fauna-eu.org/