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Oak Rustic
Dryobota labecula

(Esper, 1788) 2246a / 73.223

Norfolk status
Recent colonist / Suspected immigrant in the UK, probable future Norfolk resident. (Listed as a Nationally Scarce recent colonist in the 2019 Fox report.)

Very late flight period from October to December.

Recorded on the Isle of Wight, 15th October 1999. Increasingly recorded in the following years predominantly along the south coast, with records north to Suffolk in 2018. Inland records also show the species is slowly spreading north, with recent records in Northants, and new for Cambridgeshire also in 2021.

New for Norfolk in 2021 at Ingoldisthorpe VC28 (R. Roche, 08/11/21) and at Yarmouth VC27 (W. Hampton, 13/11/21)

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 13 (18%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2021.
Last Recorded in 2023.
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
27/10/2023127TG14Sheringham / Beeston
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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
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