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Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Migrant

Local Status: Very rare and very local migrant/wanderer.

Local Record: Grade 4   See here for explanation

Flight time: -

Forewing: -

Foodplant: -

Regional breakdown:

Year first recorded2002
Year last recorded2002
Number of records3
Number of individuals2
Unique positions2
Unique locations3
Adult records3
Immature records0

For the county, we have a total of 3 records from 3 sites. First recorded in 2002.


74.010 Eastern Nycteoline 01
© Pete Crowther

Species Account

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC61. Kilnsea, 11.9.2002. gen. det. HEB (BRS). (Spence & Beaumont, 2003). NEW COUNTY RECORD.

Current status (CHF, 2011): NEW COUNTY RECORD - Spurn 2002. A Nycteoline species was trapped on 9th September. Initially thought to be Oak Nycteoline it was photographed and released. Further examination of the photograph suggested the moth was Eastern Nycteoline and remarkably what was presumably the same moth was re-trapped on 14th September. Genitalia examination proved it to be Eastern Nycteoline, a migrant moth new for Britain. Two specimens from Kent in 1993 and 1999 were retrospectively proven to be this species.

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