70.300 .... B&F 1667
Blotched Emerald Comibaena bajularia ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)  
Status .....This stunning moth appears to have been rare in Nottinghamshire for many years. It favours established woodland with mature Oaks, so Sherwood Forest would perhaps be thought of as being suitable, yet it was only recorded there historically by Brameld. There are at least five recent county records, following two in June 2020. These are from Bunny in 2002 (Marchant, M.), Thorney in 2007 (Wright, S. and Osborne, J.), Eaton Wood in 2009 (Watkin, C.) and Broadholme in 2018 (Gray, M.). The one below was a surprising catch in Phil Cadman's Worksop garden.
Photographed at Worksop, June 15th 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Blotched Emerald 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2009).  Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Martin Gray. Colin Watkin. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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Updated September 2023
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