70.105 .... B&F 1800
Northern Winter Moth Operophtera fagata (Scharfenberg, 1805)
Status .....Seems to be the commonest of the two Winter Moth species at Sherwood Forest CP, based on recent trapping. Probably common throughout much of Nottinghamshire, but the evidence based on the distribution map would suggest that this moth is uncommon along the Trent Valley. This could also be down to the lack of recording moths during the late Autumn and Winter months.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2010
Female photographed at Budby Pumping Station November 2013
Full-grown larva, photographed at Hundred Acre Wood, Worksop May 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Northern Winter Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Martin Harvey. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sean Tobin. Martin Gray. Andy Adcock. Graham Birkett.

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Updated January 2024
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