Oak Nycteoline - Nycteola revayana

Description

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

Identification difficulty
Habitat

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)

Reference
74.009 BF2423

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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Species profile

Common names
Oak Nycteoline
Species group:
Moths
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Lepidoptera
Family:
Nolidae
Records on NatureSpot:
61
First record:
11/04/2004 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
18/02/2024 (Cranston, Elspeth)

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