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

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