70.101 .... B&F 1775
Mottled Grey Colostygia multistrigaria (Haworth, 1809)
Status .....An uncommon species in Nottinghamshire, where it is currently assigned Grade 3 status. However, it has proved to occur more widely than previously thought, with several sites in the south of the county. Its stronghold is the Sherwood Forest area, where adults can be found in numbers by torchlight, resting at the top of grasses after dark.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2011
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2009
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mottled Grey
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). NBGRC. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Graham Birkett. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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Updated December 2022

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