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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula Esper,1788
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2246a / 73.223
Photo © Adam Bassett,  Marlow Bottom, 24/11/2019

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Foodplant:   Holm Oak
Red List: Least Concern (LC)
GB Status: Nationally Scarce
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A recent arrival, so far found very locally in small numbers. Not proven to be resident as yet, but multiple records from some areas suggest that it might be. It was first recorded in mainland Britain in 2005 and has since become established along the south coast, and is increasingly being recorded in inland counties.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 12 (15%) of 78 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2016.
Last Recorded in 2022.
(Data up to end 2022)

Latest 5 Records (Data up to end 2022)
Date#VC10k Area
01/11/2022124SP60 - Waterperry, Long Crendon
29/10/2022323SP33 - Sibford Ferris/Hook Norton
29/10/2022123SP50 - Oxford, Wheatley, Garsington
26/10/2022124SP83 - Milton Keynes
26/10/2022122SU97 - Slough (S), Windsor
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