Oncocera semirubella

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Oncocera semirubella
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Euarthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Lepidoptera
Family: Pyralidae
Genus: Oncocera
O. semirubella
Binomial name
Oncocera semirubella
(Scopoli, 1763)[1]
  • Phalaena semirubella Scopoli, 1763
  • Oncocera semirubella mediterranea Roesler, 1980
  • Phalaena carnella Linnaeus, 1767

Oncocera semirubella is a small moth of the family Pyralidae. It is found in Europe, including the British Isles.[2]

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The wingspan is 26–30 mm. The adult moth flies in one generation from the end of June to August.[1] It is easily disturbed from short grassland, flies from dusk onwards, and is attracted to light and sugar.[2]

The larvae feed on bird's-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus), white clover, Ononis species, horseshoe vetch and Medicago species.


  1. ^ The flight season refers to Belgium and the Netherlands; this may vary in other parts of its range.


  1. ^ "GlobIZ search". Global Information System on Pyraloidea. Retrieved 2012-03-06.
  2. ^ a b Goater B. (1986) British Pyralid Moths: A Guide to their Identification, Harley Books Ltd., Colchester: 175 pp.; ISBN 0-946589-08-9

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