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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula (Esper, 1788)
Noctuidae: Xyleninae
2246a / 73.223
Photo © Mike Darsley,  28/10/2021 - Little SHelford

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Common Rustic
Mesapamea secalis
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Melanchra persicariae
Forewing: 27-31mm
Flight: One generation, October to December
Foodplant:   Evergreen (Holm) Oak
Nat Status: Recent colonist / Suspected immigrant
Verification Grade:  Adult: 3

A moth we've been expecting for some time now in Cambridgeshire. No surprise then when it finally arrived. The first report was by Mike Darsley in Little Shelford 28/10/2021 followed on 5/11/2021 by a second in Chesterton, Cambridge by Adrian Matthews.

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

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