73.270 .... B&F 2155
Dot Moth Melanchra persicariae (Linnaeus, 1761) 
Status .....Quite common over most parts of Nottinghamshire, but in our experience, is never recorded at MV light in numbers.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2011
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Market Warsop September 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dot Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Cadman. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Phil Lee. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Nottingham City Council. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Steven Chick. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Andy Adcock.

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 August 2021

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