73.109 .... B&F 2303
Straw Underwing Thalpophila matura (Hufnagel, 1766)
Status .....Fairly common in Nottinghamshire, but with a scattered distribution. At Sherwood Forest this moth is common, but other well covered sites such as the Idle Valley NR and Eakring, there are fewer records. Present in the south of the county, around Attenborough NR.
Photographed at Lound Wood July 2010
Early stages                            
Late-instar larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest March 2024.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Straw Underwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham and Anona Finch. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Lound Moth Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Phil Cadman. Andy Ashley. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Colin Watkin. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Ian Ellis. Colin Watkin. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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