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Distribution


 
 

Summary Data


Season (Adult / Immature):

National Status: Local

Local Status: Scarce and local resident.

Local Record: Grade 2   See here for explanation

Flight time: Mar-Aug and mid-Aug-mid-Oct.

Forewing: 11-13mm.

Foodplant: Pedunculate Oak and Sessile Oak.

Regional breakdown:

 VC61VC62VC63VC64VC65
Year first recorded18831867198719612002
Year last recorded20142014201420152015
Number of records2328666012
Number of individuals2023706712
Unique positions161935224
Unique locations151933224
Adult records2327665612
Immature records01000

For the county, we have a total of 189 records from 93 sites. First recorded in 1867.
 

Photos


2423 Oak Nycteoline 08
© Tony Moverley 2nd Sept 2013
2423 Oak Nycteoline 07
© Dave Shenton
2423 Oak Nycteoline 06
© Dave Shenton
2423 Oak Nycteoline 05
© Barry Spence, 15 Jul 2009
2423 Oak Nycteoline 04
© Barry Spence, 7 Oct 2010
2423 Oak Nycteoline 03
© Charles Fletcher 3 Aug 2002
2423 Oak Nycteoline 02
© Ian Andrews
2423 Oak Nycteoline 01
© Charlie Streets. Aug.3rd 2010.

Species Account


Sutton & Beaumont, 1989: There have only been a few recent records of this species in Yorkshire. It was previously quite common at Scarborough (VC62) and Everingham (VC61) (Porritt, 1883-86, 1904) and A. Smith also recorded it at Pickering (VC62) (Walsh, 1956).

Beaumont, 2002: This moth has occurred widely in recent years, although it may have been under-recorded in the past there appears to have been a genuine increase.

Argus 47, 2001-04:
VC65. Sedbusk, 26.7.2002(MS); Hutton Conyers, 26.5.2003, 17.10.2003 (CHF). NEW VICE-COUNTY RECORD.

2012 (CHF): Widely distributed in oak-rich areas all over the county but in small numbers - 90% of our records are of single moths. We only receive about ten records each year of this species. Take care not to mistake it for one of the Tortricidae.
 

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