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0253 ~ Ochsenheimeria vacculella ~ Cereal Stem Moth
UK Status

Resident. Scarce. Found in the south of Britain as far north as Durham

Montgomeryshire Status

A single old record from Gregynog in 1987.

Wingspan :   M. 11-12mm. F. 12-14mm.

Confusion species


Other species of Ochsenheimeria.
Flight time & Voltinity (Univoltine)


Habitat

Grassland and arable country, although it has been more recorded in habitats containing mature timber.

Foodplant

Grasses.

Lifestage data

Leaf/stem miner. Eggs laid in pairs on foodplant. Larva mines leaves then bores into stems. Pupates in cocoon spun between leaves of foodplant.
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