Main: (Noctuidae / Xyleninae)
73.223 [B&F: 2246a] Oak Rustic (Dryobota labecula) (Esper, 1788)

 

Notes: This species was found in Jersey in 1991 and is now established on Evergreen Oak in the Channel Islands. First recorded in Britain at Freshwater, Isle of Wight, on 15 October 1999, and apparently now established at Totland and Ventnor; subsequently appearing in mainland Hampshire on 15 October 2005, and increasingly thereafter. Wingspan 30-32 mm. The main confusion species are certain forms of Common Rustic Mesapamea secalis and Lesser Common Rustic Mesapamea didyma, but Oak Rustic usually has orange reniform stigmata and flies very late in the season. Larva feeds on Evergreen Oak.

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Phenology - Adult Records

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