73.280 .... B&F 2165
Small Ranunculus Hecatera dysodea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Small Ranunculus has recently colonised Nottinghamshire, after previously becoming extinct from the UK in the early 1900's, rapidly spreading northwards over the past few years. The specimen in the middle two photographs was kindly donated to us for inclusion on the website by Phil Cadman of the Lound Bird Club Moth Group, who netted the moth while nectaring on Valerian at Worksop in late June 2013. We finally caught this moth ourselves in late July 2013, when an adult was netted at Valerian in our Market Warsop garden and it has become increasingly common since. There was an unusual second brood in Autumn 2014.
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Photographed at Market Warsop September 2014
 
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Photographed at Market Warsop June 2014
 
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Photographed at Worksop June 2013.
 
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Photographed at Market Warsop July 2013
 
     
Near full grown larvae, photographed on Prickly Lettuce (Lactuca serriola) at Market Warsop August 19th 2013
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Ranunculus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Richard Rogers. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Martin Gray. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Cate and Brian Kennewell.

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 January 2019

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