Main: (Ypsolophidae / Ochsenheimeriinae)
17.014 [B&F: 0251] Ochsenheimeria taurella ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)

 

Nationally scarce (Nb) in grassland in parts of England and Wales, rare in Ireland. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight there are scattered records only, with none on the Island since 1976 and no recent records in north Hampshire; in south Hampshire formerly frequent on Farlington Marsh NR. Wingspan 11-12 mm. The adult flies in sunshine between 1200-1400hrs, at other times it rests generally low down in herbage, though in warm weather sometimes high enough to be obtained by sweeping (MBGBI Vol 2). Larva mines the leaves and later the stems of Cock's-foot, Annual Meadow-grass and Smooth Meadow-grass.

Flightime guide
StageJFM AMJ JAS OND
Adult
Larval

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

Historical distribution at tetrad resolution
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Record Density

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Detail records

SiteDateQuantityRecorderStage
VC8 Wiltshire (Hants county)
Martin Down NNR (SU01)21-Aug-2005oneGreen, David G Adult
VC10 Isle of Wight
Bonchurch (SZ57)1856-IWNHSAdult
Sandown (SZ58)1893-Prout, LBAdult
Compton Bay (SZ38)1934-Blair, Dr K.G.Adult
The Undercliff (SZ57)28-Aug-1976oneDickson, RichardAdult
Steephill Cove (SZ57)28-Aug-1976-Appleton, DMAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Portsdown (SU60)07-Jul-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Hazel Holt (SU51)11-Aug-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Galley Down (SU51)11-Aug-1974oneAppleton, DAdult
Oxenbourne Down (SU71)24-Aug-1974oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)31-Aug-1974twoAppleton, DAdult
Portsdown (SU60)30-Aug-1975oneAppleton, DAdult
Teg Down, Winchester (SU43)26-Aug-1984-Langmaid, JR; Sterling, DH; Sterling, MJAdult
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1992-Sterling, DHAdult
Lower Test Marshes NR (SU31)1992oneSterling, DHAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)05-Sep-1994twoLangmaid, JR; Hoare, RJBAdult
Wickham Common (SU51)22-Aug-2001oneDickson, RichardAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)21-Jun-2002oneDickson, RichardAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)11-Aug-2002fourDickson, RichardAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)30-Aug-2002oneDickson, RichardAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)15-Jun-2003oneDickson, RichardAdult
Common Meadow (SU51)24-Jun-2003oneDickson, RichardAdult
Waterlooville (SU61)01-Jul-2006oneMoore, Richard J Adult
Wickham Common (SU51)06-Sep-2006oneDickson, RichardAdult
Botley Wood (SU50)04-Aug-2007oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Botley Wood (SU50)25-Aug-2007oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)23-Jul-2008oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Titchfield Haven NNR (SU50)27-Aug-2008oneWheeler, Keith Adult
Exbury Gardens (SZ49)04-Jul-2009oneBudd, Philip Adult
Marlhill Copse (SU41)02-Sep-2010twoBudd, Philip Adult
Southampton (SU41)06-Sep-2010oneBudd, Philip Adult
Southampton (SU41)29-Aug-2011oneBudd, Philip Adult
Gosport (SU60)02-Sep-2017oneIlsley, Kevin Adult
Twyford (SU42)10-Sep-2018oneDickson, RichardAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Old Down, Kempshott (SU54)17-Jun-2011oneDobson, Tony Adult

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