Main: (Crambidae / Crambinae)
63.076 [B&F: 1289] Euchromius ocellea (Haworth, 1811)


Rare immigrant from mainland Europe and subtropical regions, recorded in most months of the year throughout the British Isles, predominantly on the south coast. In Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight a very scarce immigrant, recorded in spring and autumn, occasionally inland, but mostly on the coast. The individual pictured is the 13th county record, and the first since 1998, and was caught in a period of exceptional migrant activity along the south coast. Wingspan 16-27 mm. This species is distinguished from other British pyralids by the pale coloration and terminal band of black and metallic spots [Goater]. Larva feeds on dry vegetable matter, dried goods, cereals and grain, but there is no evidence of breeding in the UK.

Flightime guide

Records Received By Year

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Phenology - Adult Records

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Distribution Map

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Record Density

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Detail records

VC10 Isle of Wight
Freshwater (SZ38)23-Sep-1985-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)21-Sep-1988-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)20-Oct-1988-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)12-Nov-1988-Knill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)08-Mar-1997oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)25-Aug-2003oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)11-Feb-2004oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)23-Jan-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Totland (SZ38)25-Jan-2008threeKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)26-Jan-2008oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Totland (SZ38)28-Jan-2008fourKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Freshwater (SZ38)28-Jan-2008oneWooldridge, DBAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)29-Jan-2008twoHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)05-Feb-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Totland (SZ38)07-Feb-2008oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)08-Feb-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Bonchurch (SZ57)13-Feb-2008oneHalsey, JAdult
Plaish (SZ48)27-Dec-2015oneRylands, KAdult
Totland (SZ38)29-Dec-2015oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
Shanklin Upper Chine (SZ58)04-Feb-2016oneOutlaw, IAdult
Totland (SZ38)18-Oct-2017oneKnill-Jones, SAAdult
St Helens (SZ68)20/01/1867-Rogers, WJAdult
VC11 South Hampshire
Winchester (SU42)05-Apr-1985oneWells, JAdult
Southsea (SZ69)06-Oct-1985oneLangmaid, JRAdult
Morestead (SU52)12-Oct-1985oneSterling, DHAdult
Ringwood (SU10)11-Nov-1988oneClarke, JHAdult
Fareham (SU50)14-May-1998oneDickson, RJAdult
Hengistbury Head (SZ19)11-Feb-2004oneJeffes, MAdult
Christchurch (SZ29)11-Feb-2004oneChapman, RAAdult
Portsmouth (SU60)22-Sep-2006oneThirlwell, IRAdult
Lymington (SZ39)29-Jan-2008oneHarmer, ASAdult
Lymington (SZ39)26-Dec-2015oneHarmer, AAdult
Fareham (SU50)27-Dec-2015oneTindale, AAdult
Fareham (SU50)27-Dec-2015oneTindale, AAdult
Southampton (SU31)17-Feb-2019-Wynn, RBAdult
VC12 North Hampshire
Martyr Worthy (SU53)03-Feb-1967oneFfennell, DWHAdult

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