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Angle Shades Phlogophora meticulosa (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....A very common and widespread moth across the whole of Nottinghamshire. The moth is found in all habitat types and occurs frequently in gardens, but the bright green larva is often as regularly seen as the adult, although many don't realise its identity. Larvae can often be seen on roads at night during the early months of the year, but they also turn up on garden plants in Spring, including Geranium as in the photographs below.
Photographed at Lound Wood September 2010
Early stages                            
Ova/egg on Dock Rumex obtusifolium, photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2022
3rd instar larva, photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2022
Full-grown larva, photographed at Market Warsop April 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Angle Shades
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Darren Matthews. Christine Perry. Tom Shields. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Barry Lygo. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Carrie Anne O'Leary. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Brian Wetton. Agnes Kiemel. Graham Beeley. J.T. Radford. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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