63.079 .... B&F 1292
Calamotropha paludella (Hübner, 1824) 
Status .....The status of this moth in VC56 is interesting, as it seems to have been recorded as new to Nottinghamshire as recently as 2005, when singles were taken on two dates at Nuthall (Baker, P.). Further records suggest that this moth has now spread throughout the county, with records from a number of predominantly wetland sites. It remains uncommon away from wetland areas, but it is prone to wander distances on warm, overcast evenings and will turn up in garden traps.
Photographed at Market Warsop August 2020
Photographed at Lound Wood August 2012
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Calamotropha paludella
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Tim Sexton. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Phil Cadman. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Ian Ellis. Tom Shields. Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species). Ian Ellis. Phil and Steph Lee. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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