73.257 .... B&F 2142
Beautiful Yellow Underwing Anarta myrtilli (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status .... Scarce in Nottinghamshire and completely confined to areas of heathland in the general Sherwood Forest area, but on which (especially as a larva) it is usually common and sometimes abundant. The larva is easily foundby sweeping or beating Heather.
Photographed at Budby South Forest July 2017
Photographed at Budby South Forest July 2008
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed on Calluna vulgaris at Budby South Forest August 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Beautiful Yellow Underwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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