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Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)

Oak Rustic
73.2230 (B&F: 2246a)


»Suborder: Glossata
  »Superfamily: Noctuoidea
    »Family: Noctuidae
      »Subfamily: Xyleninae
        »Tribe: Xylenini

Resident. Usually occurs singly or sparingly at mv light in a range of habitats. Only currently found in the far south-western corner of the county. Single-brooded, flying mainly from the second week of October to third week of November, sometimes to mid December. Larvae have yet to be searched out in Sussex, but feed on evergreen oak in Hampshire chiefly amongst significant areas of foodplant. (Pratt, 2011)

Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Findon Valley, 27 x 2015
Photo: Mike Snelling
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Ringmer, 15 x 2017
Photo: John Luck
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Bexhill-on-Sea, 21 xi 2017
Photo: Derek Crawley
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Herstmonceux, 05 xi 2018
Photo: Mike Mullis
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Bracklesham, 08 xi 2013
Photo: Derek Lee
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
First record for East Sussex
Bexhill-on-Sea, 25 x 2012
Photo: Keith Alexander
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Bexhill, 21 x 2013
Photo: Keith Alexander
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Worthing, 24 x 2013
Photo: John Maskell
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Bracklesham, 21 xi 2012
Photo: Derek Lee
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Pagham Harbour, 20 xi 2009
Photo: Ivan Lang
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
West Wittering, 23 x 2009
Photo: Derek Lee

Distribution at 1km scale

Phenology (adult)

No larval records

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