Oak Nycteoline - Nycteola revayana


    Wingspan 20-25 mm. A quite small and very variable species, resembling the Tortricidae in general shape and demeanour.

    Identification difficulty

    In deciduous woodland and areas with Oak

    When to see it

    The adults appear in late autumn, overwintering and appearing again in early spring.

    Life History

    The food plant is Oak

    UK Status

    The species is locally scattered throughout much of Britain but commoner in the south. In a recent survey to determine the status of all macro moths in Britain this species was classified as local.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland. L&R Moth Group status = C (very scarce resident or rare migrant)

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map