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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2246a / 73.223
Photo © Mick Dawson,  Ickwell 26/10/2020

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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

Bedfordshire status
Extremely rare immigrant / vagrant

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 2 (9%) of 22 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2017.
Last Recorded in 2020.

Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
21/11/2020130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
27/10/2020130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
26/10/2019130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
01/12/2018130TL14 - Biggleswade (West), Sandy
02/11/2017130TL02 - Luton, Sundon, Toddington
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