72.012 .... B&F 2029
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 were no further records until singles at East Bridgeford on 09/07/21 (Reece, J. and Reece, L.) then two on 16/07/21 at Carlton in Nottingham (Adcock, A.) and at Boundary Plantation near Budby (Morton, D. and Ashley, A.) and two at Beeston (Sexton, T.) on 18/07/21. In 2023, it was recorded from Misson Carr (not showed on the map) so obviously has the potential to turn up anywhere.
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Adult, reared ex-larva, photographed June 2020
 
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Adult, reared ex-larva, photographed June 2020
 
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Early stages                            
Captive reared larvae, photographed May 2020
 
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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). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Jason and Lily Reece. Graham Birkett. Tim Sexton. 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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