Ypsolophidae: Ochsenheimeriinae

0251 (ABH17.014) Ochsenheimeria taurella, ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)



General Information

The moths of this species have a distinctive shaggy appearance caused by erect scales.


The larvae mine the stems of various coarse grasses.

Flies during the day

Wingspan: 11-12mm
Foodplant(s): Cock's-foot (Dactylis glomerata), meadow-grasses (Poa spp.), foxtails (Alopecurus spp.)
Flying: One generation, July-September
UK Presence: Resident
National status: Common

Regional Information

Recorded in 2 (0.7%) of the 270 2km squares of Huntingdonshire.

Last recorded in

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