38.037 .... B&F 0607
Elachista canapennella (Hübner, 1813)
Status .....Probably under-recorded to a degree in Nottinghamshire and officially known as a Nottinghamshire moth since one was taken at MV light from Ravenshead in 2013 (McGeever, D. and McGeever, V.). There soon followed further records and it was recorded new to the Sherwood Forest NNR in April 2014, with a further record from Market Warsop the following year. The most recent record is from Bramcote in 2020.

However, there is confusion as to the first official record of this species in Nottinghamshire, as a record in the database of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, of one taken at light from Misson Carr in the very north of Nottinghamshire in 2004, seems was never submitted to the county recorder and so isn't officially recognised.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP April 2014
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Elachista canapennella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Ian Ellis. Dave and Veronica McGeever. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2022

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