The Moths of Suffolk
2423 Oak Nycteoline, Nycteola revayana, (Scopoli, 1772)

National Status : Local

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 1)

Distribution and abundance : Widespread and common

Habitats : Broad-leaved woodland, areas with scrub oak and gardens

Flight Period : Double-brooded; late March to early August and mid-August to mid-October

Larval foodplants : Pedunculate Oak and possibly Sessile Oak

Morley's Final Catalogue : Apparently not very common. Brandon and at West Stow only (ante 1890). On ivy -blossom at Covehithe in September 1935 (Mly) and Bungay in October 1900 (Mn); Bentley in 1934 and several bred at Waldringfield in 1907 (Wlr); at light n Monks Soham House at the end of April 1932 (Mly) ; at sallow in Barsham (Gls) and Fritton marshes in 1936 (Mr). Stibton (Hawley).

Wingspan details : Forewing 11-13mm, Wingspan 28-32mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultEastern Nycteoline, Nycteola asiatica
Sallow Nycteoline, Nycteola degenerana

Compare confusion species
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Eye, Suffolk (18.ix.2006) © Paul Kitchener

Flight chart
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Life history chart
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Further Photographs

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Ipswich, Suffolk (viii.2003) © N Sherman
Beaten from Oak - Spouse's Vale, Suffolk (vi.2004) © N Sherman
Eye (22.iv.2000) © Paul Kitchener
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (vii.2005) © Neil Sherman
Eye, Suffolk (19.vii.2006) © Paul Kitchener
Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2008) © Neil Sherman
Ipswich, Suffolk (iv.2008) © Neil Sherman
f.ramosana - caught by Steve Woolnough - Mendlesham, Suffolk (iv.2008) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (20.iii.2010) © Neil Sherman
f. ramosana - caught by M. Cade - Portland, Dorset (1.vii.2010) © Matthew Deans
Ipswich, Suffolk (15.xi.2015) © Neil Sherman
 
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Ipswich, Suffolk (2.ix.2016) © Paul Kitchener