Bradley No. 251    
      Ochsenheimeria taurella    
           
           
           
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Ochsenheimeriinae

There are three species of this sub-family in Great Britain, two of which are also found in Ireland. Adults are day-flying (usually around mid-day).

The larvae mine the leaves of grasses. They disperse in the spring while small by 'ballooning', in a similar way to some spiders (blown in the wind while hanging on to a silken thread).