Nolidae : Chloephorinae
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Oak Nycteoline
Nycteola revayana

(Scopoli, 1772) 2423 / 74.009

A common resident.

A species of broadleaved woodland and parkland but also visits gardens.

Overwinters as an adult among dead leaves or epicormic growth on oaks.

Note a very variable species that is easily mistaken for a tortix moth but note the prominent palps that project forwards.

Recorded in 87 (62%) of 140 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1860.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)
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 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
27/10/20221VC36 - HerefordshireSO55
23/10/2022+VC39 - StaffordshireSO98
14/10/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSK11
29/09/20221VC40 - ShropshireSJ32 -
20/09/20221VC39 - StaffordshireSJ90

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