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Old Lady Mormo maura (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....This large and distinctive moth, is often a regular visitor to MV light traps operated in urban areas. In Nottinghamshire, the majority of records come from the south of the county and it seems uncommon north of Mansfield.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2014
Early stages                            
Overwintering larva, photographed by Nick and Samantha Brownley, Rainworth March 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Old Lady
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Graham Beeley. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). David Yates. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Phil Cadman. Barry Lygo. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Dave Morton. Tim Sexton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Dave Morton. Ian Hunt. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Steven Chick. Melanie Newman. Martin Gray. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. Colin Watkin. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Brian Wetton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. David Shaw. Margaret Taylor Mantaj. Nick and Samantha Brownley. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022). Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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