73.338 .... B&F 2118
True Lover's Knot Lycophotia porphyrea ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Common on heathland within Sherwood Forest, but probably found at most similar habitat around the Mansfield area. In 2014, we recorded this moth away from such habitat at Lound Wood, Eakring and at Market Warsop, so adults must wander occasionally.
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Photographed at Market Warsop July 2014
 
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2008
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of True Lover's Knot
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sean Tobin. NBGRC. Martin Gray.

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Updated January 2019

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