Oegoconia cfr. uralskella
Popescu-Gorj & Căpușe, 1965
- Subfamily: Symmocinae - Oegoconiini
- Wingspan: 11-14 mm
- Flight period: Jun - Aug
- Spread: Uncommon
- Host plants: Decaying plant matter
The Oegoconia uralskella is a small moth of the Autostichidae family with a wingspan of 11-14 mm.
In Europe we find it in France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Russia and Greece. Present in Italy also in Sardinia (Subsp. Corsican), absent from Sicily *..
The front wings are fringed, brown-black with three transverse bands of yellowish orange color distributed in the area of the readice, in the median area and in the 3/4 outwards there is also a spot, of the same color as the bands, near the first quarter of the wing. The head is also yellow / orange, a characteristic that allows it to distinguish itself from the two related species, Oegoconia quadripuncta and Oegoconia deauratella .
nivoltine species, adults are in flight from June to August depending on the latitude. Rarely attracted to artificial light
The larvae are thought to feed on plant debris, but this hypothesis needs to be confirmed.
* Lepidoptera mundi https://lepidoptera.eu/ - Fauna Europea https://fauna-eu.org/