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Oak Nycteoline
Nycteola revayana

(Scopoli, 1772) 2423 / 74.009

Davey, P., 2009: A local species in southern England, rare elsewhere, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is at low density and found in a wide range of habitats, most often in woodland. The moth has been trapped fairly regularly at Durlston, and in this locality evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) is a likely host plant. It has also been recorded from coastal situations where there is little or no oak, and dispersal or immigration is suspected for many of these: Eype's Mouth,... Read More

Recorded in 35 (88%) of 40 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1934.
Last Recorded in 2019.
(Data up to end 2019)
Additional Stats

Forewing: 11-13mm
Flight: March - August and mid-August - mid-October
Foodplant:   Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Common
Former Status: Local
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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Latest 5 Records (data up to end 2019)
Date#VC10k Area
27/08/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
25/08/201919SZ09 Poole
05/08/201919SY98 Wareham
10/07/201919SY68 Weymouth / Martinstown
10/07/201929SY99 Lytchett Matravers

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