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Photo © Helen McClennon-Warnock,  16/07/2020 - The Thicks

Dystebenna stephensi
Oak Cosmet

(Stainton, 1849)907 / 39.004

Morley’s Final Catalogue: Not listed.

Recent Status: A rare species in Suffolk.

Life Style: The species is single brooded and can be found from June until the end of September and come to light.

Identification: The moth has a complex patterning similar to Blastodacna species but with the white colour predominating. They can be confirmed by genitalia dissection if necessary. More Info
There is little known on the life style other than that the larvae feed in the living bark of older established oak tree trunks and exude a reddish frass. More Info

Retained Specimen / Photograph will be Required.

Recorded in 4 (7%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 2002.
Last Recorded in 2020.
Additional Stats

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Hollesley Suffolk. - Raymond A Watson
List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
22/07/2020126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
16/07/2020125TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
09/07/20201225TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
03/08/2015125TM24 - Woodbridge/Martlesham
14/07/2015+25TM35 - Snape/Tunstall
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