70.068 .... B&F 1748
Beautiful Carpet Mesoleuca albicillata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Currently only two Eakring records and in Nottinghamshire, the most regularly recorded examples of this moth, are from around parts of Sherwood Forest (Clipstone Old Quarter) where we occasionally record it flying along woodland rides at dusk.
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Photographed near Market Warsop June 2007   Photographed at Lound Wood June 2004
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Beautiful Carpet
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016).

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 October 2017

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