70.038 .... B&F 1716
Vestal Rhodometra sacraria (Linnaeus, 1767)
Status .....A regular migrant to the UK. Occasionally recorded at coastal sites in large numbers, but generally much more scarce further inland. In Nottinghamshire, this is by no means an annual visitor, usually only turning up when large numbers appear elsewhere. Most records occur between September and October.
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2013
Photographed at Red Hill September 12th 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Vestal
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). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Colin Watkin. Phil Cadman. Lound Moth Group. Martin Gray. Andy Adcock. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Martin Kennewell (via Facebook). Nottinghamshire Moths and Butterflies  Facebook group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2023

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