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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2246a / 73.223
Photo © Paul Burgess,  Teignmouth

Similar Devon Species
Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
Dot Moth
Melanchra persicariae
Forewing: 12-15mm
Flight: One generation, October to December
Foodplant:   Evergreen (Holm) Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce / Immigrant
Former Status: Recent colonist / Suspected immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 11 (12%) of 95 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2005.
Last Recorded in 2023.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
14/11/202313SX97 - South Devon
06/11/202313SX98 - South Devon
05/11/202313SX86 - South Devon
20/10/202313SS90 - South Devon
19/10/202313SS80 - South Devon
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