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Small Mottled Willow Spodoptera exigua (Hübner, 1808)
Status .....A fairly common migrant to southern areas of the UK, but much rarer inland. In Nottinghamshire, Small Mottled Willow tends to be recorded only during good migrant years such as 2006 and most recently in 2015. We recorded just once from Eakring in September 2006. The moth in the top two photographs, was trapped by members of the Lound Moth Group.
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR August 2015
Photographed at Lound Wood September 17th 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Mottled Willow
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018).

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Updated September 2023

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