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Brown-tail Euproctis chrysorrhoea (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Status .....Generally a coastal species and not seen in Nottinghamshire for over 40 years, before three records occurred out of the blue in July 2017. All three records involved single moths recorded at Clumber Park (Gill, N. and Biddulph, T.) and West Bridgford (Hurst, A.) on 07/07/17 and Ravenshead on 18/07/17 (McGeever, D.). There have been no further records since, so presumably moths from the coast can occasionally wander many miles.
Captive reared larvae, photographed May 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brown-tail  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017).

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Updated May 2020

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