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.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2014
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2008
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Rainworth Heath September 2020
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. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields.

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Updated August 2021

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