73.045 .... B&F 2289
Knot Grass Acronicta rumicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Quite scarce at Eakring with few records, but relatively common at MV light within the Sherwood Forest NNR and generally common across most of Nottinghamshire.
Photographed at Red Hill August 2008   Photographed at Red Hill June 2006
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest August 2012
Full grown larva. Photographed at Rainworth Heath September 2014
Half grown larva. Photographed at Vexation Lane, Rufford June 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Knot Grass
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. Phil Cadman. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Agnes Kiemel. Brian Wetton. David Shaw. J.T. Radford. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 January 2024
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