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Oak Nycteoline
Nycteola revayana

(Scopoli, 1772) 2423 / 74.009

Morley's Final Catalogue: Apparently not very common. Brandon and at West Stow only (ante 1890). On ivy-blossom at Covehithe in September 1935 (Mly) and Bungay in October 1900 (Mn); Bentley in 1934 and several bred at Waldringfield in 1907 (Wlr); at light in Monks Soham House at the end of April 1932 (Mly); at sallow in Barsham (Gls) and Fritton marshes in 1936 (Mr). Sibton (Hawley).

Recent Suffolk status: Relatively common and widespread.

Life history: Double-brooded. Adults of the second generation overwinter.

Identification A very variable species with many forms. Similar to some Tortrix moths like Acleris cristana and Acleris hastiana but they are smaller and normally have raised tufts of scales on the wings.

Habitats: Woodland, woodland rides, wooded heathland, gardens.

Recorded in 45 (78%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1900.
Last Recorded in 2023.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
04/08/2023125TM59 - Lowestoft
28/07/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
09/07/2023126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
20/06/2023125TG50 - Gorleston
14/05/2023126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
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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
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2023. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2023
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