Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula
Adult • Weymouth, Dorset • © Paul Harris

73.223 BF2246a
Oak Rustic Dryobota labecula

(Esper, 1788)

Wingspan c. 27-31 mm.

After being first recorded in the Channel Islands in 1991, this species is gradually being recorded more regularly and has subsequently been noted on the Isle of Wight.

It is quite a late autumn flyer, being on the wing from October to December, when it is rarely found except at light.

The larval foodplant is evergreen oak (Quercus ilex).
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