Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans
 Life stages table Copyright Martin Evans  Distribution map Copyright Martin Evans


74.010 Eastern Nycteoline Nycteola asiatica (Krulikovsky, 1904)


Similar species: Oak Nycteoline Nycteola revayana has a tighter curve to the base of the leading edge of the forewing. To identify positively check the genitalia.

Forewing: 11 to 13mm

Habitats: Wetland scrub and carr.

Habits: The moth comes sparingly to light. The first British record was in 1993.

Foodplant: The early stages have not been recorded in Britain. On mainland Europe it feeds on White Poplar, Black Poplar, other poplars, Purple willow and sallows. It pupates in a tough, boat-shaped cocoon on the underside of a leaf.