Appendix B: (Nolidae / Chloephorinae)
B105 [B&F: 2424] Sallow Nycteoline (Nycteola degenerana) (Hübner, 1796)


Included in Appendix B of the British List based on three unconfirmed specimens alleged to have been taken in the New Forest and Kent in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In Hampshire, one individual in very fresh condition, now in the British Museum (Natural History) London, is labelled 'New Forest, 1905, E Morris', with no further details as to the circumstances of its origin.
Wingspan 29-32 mm. Given the variability of Nycteola individuals, no records of this species will be accepted unless the specimen is retained for examination.
A widespread species in Europe, where the larva feeds on sallow and willow.
Update: September 2019, general revision

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