70.084 .... B&F 1766
Blue-bordered Carpet Plemyria rubiginata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)  
Status .....Rare in Nottinghamshire, with most recent records coming from the south-west of the county. There are records from Attenborough NR in 1997(Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust), from Rushcliffe CP in 2011 and 2012 (Thompson, M. Cox, K. and Mayhew, L.) and from Bestwood village in 2016 (Tobin, S.). Our thanks go to Martin Gray who supplied us with the photograph below, showing one attracted to MV light at Broadholme in 2010.

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme, July 8th 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Blue-bordered Carpet  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2011). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2012). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sean Tobin. Martin Gray. Dave Morton, Andy Ashley and Paul Coombes. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021).

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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