49.223 .... B&F 1159
Holly Tortrix Rhopobota naevana (Curtis, 1831)
Status ..... Presumed to be relatively scarce in the county, but specimens attracted to MV light are often not the best marked of moths and recorders may be put off by assuming it to be too worn to identify. Fresh specimens are easier and two very different examples are showed here. The July 2010 specimen taken at Clipstone Old Quarter, was the first Sherwood Forest NNR record in over a century at the time.
Adult reared ex-larva found on Bilberry Vaccinius myrtillus. Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP June 2021
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhopobota naevana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Martin Gray. Ian Ellis. Tom Shields. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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