73.265 .... B&F 2156
Beautiful Brocade Lacanobia contigua ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....A scarce moth, for which we have just a couple of records to date from the Sherwood Forest area, which has Nottinghamshire's largest population, with records from Rainworth Heath and Clumber Park.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2012
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2009
Early stages                            
Half grown larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest September 2021
Full grown larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest September 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Beautiful Brocade
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). NBGRC. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019).

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Updated August 2021

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