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Alder Moth Acronicta alni (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Status .....Generally uncommon in Nottinghamshire on an annual basis, with few reports most years. However, it is obviously more widespread and is often recorded as a larva. It is fairly commonly recorded in the Sherwood Forest area and there are a number of records from Trent Valley sites.
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest May 2009
 
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Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed on Goat Sallow Salix caprea at Budby South Forest July 2010
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Alder Moth
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Sean Tobin. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Reg Harris. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Brian Wetton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2023
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