73.261 .... B&F 2150
Grey Arches Polia nebulosa (Hufnagel, 1766)
Status .....This is a fairly common moth in the Sherwood Forest area, but Nottinghamshire records stretch from the north-west of Nottingham, up to Eaton and Gamston Woods near Retford, to Misson in the very north of the county. Many of these sites lie on Sherwood Sandstone. The larva have been found over-wintering under loose bark.
Adult, reared ex-Sherwood Forest CP larva. Photographed May 2023
Adult, reared ex-Sherwood Forest CP larva. Photographed May 2023
Full grown (ex-Buck Gates) larva. Photographed late March 2021
One of two (part grown) larvae found overwintering under the loose bark of a fallen, dead tree. Photographed at Buck Gates February 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Grey Arches
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Colin Watkin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham Beeley. Graham Birkett. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Nottingham City Council. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Brian Wetton. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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