70.267 .... B&F 1943
Great Oak Beauty Hypomecis roboraria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....A Nationally scarce B moth in the UK, with it's stronghold in several southern counties. There are scattered colonies in Buckinghamshire and Shropshire, with the northern-most being colony in Sherwood Forest. This was not an expected species at Eakring and with a more recent record from Clumber Park, perhaps this moth is slowly increasing its Nottinghamshire range.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest June 2009
Photographed at Lound Wood June 2007   Size comparison with Mottled Beauty (top) photographed June 2007
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Great Oak Beauty
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Brian Wetton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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Updated September 2023

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