73.224 .... B&F 2247
Merveille du Jour Griposia aprilina (Linnaeus, 1758) .... Formerly known as Dichonia aprilana
Status .....First recorded at Eakring in 2006 and not common or regularly trapped at MV light traps operated there. There are scattered records of this most attractive moth, from a line running north to south through central Nottinghamshire. It seems surprisingly absent from the Sherwood Forest area, despite the abundance of Oak there.
Photographed at Lound Wood September 2021
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Merveille du Jour
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Colin Watkin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Steven Chick. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Ian Blackmore-Allen. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece.

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Updated August 2021

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