73.069 .... B&F 2243
Early Grey Xylocampa areola (Esper, 1789)
Status .....Quite common over much of Nottinghamshire, but rare and only just about annually occurring at Sherwood Forest, which is probably due to lack of larval foodplant. Will occur at MV light traps run in urban and suburban areas, and is probably more widespread than the distribution map would indicate.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2011
Photographed at Market Warsop April 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Early Grey
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. David Yates. Dave Morton. Wil Heeney. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Phil Cadman. Pauline Bradford. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Melanie Newman. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Steven Chick. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock.

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Updated January 2024

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