22.003 .... B&F 0448a
Prays ruficeps (Heinemann, 1854)
Status ..... Once regarded as a dark form of Prays fraxinella, Prays ruficeps tends to fly slightly later in the year, although this is no guarantee of identification. P. ruficeps shows an all dark forewing, with no darker markings visible and a brown/orange head. Commonly recorded at MV light at Eakring, many old Eakring records of the dark form of P. fraxinella, are now thought to have related to P. ruficeps.
Photographed at Lound Wood August 2012   Photographed at Lound Wood July 2005
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Prays ruficeps
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Ian Ellis. Tom Shields.

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Updated December 2022

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