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Phycita roborella

([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)1452 / 62.029

Davey, P., 2009: A locally common species found in deciduous woodland in England, the larva feeding on oak (Quercus spp.). In Dorset, the moth is common in old oak/birch woodland, and at low density among oaks in open situations, such as on heathland, in parkland, and on field boundary oaks. Deciduous oak tends to be absent from coastal localities as oak cannot tolerate salt spray, and although evergreen oak (Quercus ilex) is present in some of the sites, immigration from the continent is... Read More

Additional Stats

Wingspan: 24-29 mm.
Flight: July and August.
Foodplant:   Oak.
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
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