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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula

Esper,1788 2246a / 73.223

Davey, P., 2009: First detected in the Channel Islands in 1991, this moth subsequently made a successful leap across the Channel onto the south coast of the UK by 2005. It then became quickly established, first in Hampshire and then in Dorset amongst its host foodplant evergreen oak (Quercus ilex). In all likelihood, this species will continue to colonise the remaining evergreen oak woodland along the coastal belt. The following light trap examples comprise the first Dorset site records:... Read More

Recorded in 14 (35%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: One generation, October to December
Foodplant:   Evergreen Oak, Quercus ilex
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 2
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
28/11/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
27/11/201969SY58 Abbotsbury
26/11/201919SZ07 Swanage
25/11/201919SY98 Wareham
06/11/201919SY39 Lyme Regis

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