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Dark Spectacle Abrostola triplasia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Fairly widespread over much of Nottinghamshire, but in practice never encountered that often. In fact, after almost 20 years recording moths in the county, this is still a species we had never encountered until finally recording one in 2021. Thanks go to Phil Cadman for providing the opportunity to photograph the moth below.
Photographed at Worksop July 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dark Spectacle
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sean Tobin. Phil Cadman. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock.

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Updated August 2021

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