73.065 .... B&F 2227
Sprawler Asteroscopus sphinx (Hufnagel, 1766)
Status .....Not common across Nottinghamshire, especially in western parts of the county. This may partly be due to the general lack of recording during the latter months of the year, but it does seem restricted to sites lying on heavier soils. Occurs in both light and dark forms.
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Photographed at Gamston Wood November 2013
 
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Early stages                            
Presumed 3rd-instar larva (length 11mm) on Elm Ulmus procera. Photographed at Lound Wood May 2024.
 
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4th-instar larva (length 28mm) on Elm Ulmus procera. Photographed at Lound Wood May 2024.
 
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Full-grown larva (length 28mm) on Elm Ulmus procera. Photographed at Lound Wood May 2024.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sprawler
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Martin Gray. NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Graham Birkett. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021).

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Updated May 2024

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