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Ochsenheimeria taurella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

Feathered Stem-moth
17.0140 (B&F: 251)

Synonym(s):
Ochsenheimeria mediopectinellus (Haworth, 1828)
Ochsenheimeria birdella (Curtis, 1831)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Yponomeutoidea
    »Family: Ypsolophidae
      »Subfamily: Ochsenheimeriinae
        »Tribe: Phalacropterygini

Nationally Scarce B

Still present in the East in 2006 in the Fairlight area to the south of Ecclestone Reservoir. Recent sightings in the West are limited to West Walberton in the 1990's and Chapel Common in 2006. Larvae are said to feed on the lower stems of various grasses. (Pratt, 2011)

Ochsenheimeria taurella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Peacehaven Heights, 14 vii 2015
Photo: Tim Wilton

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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