70.282 .... B&F 1960
Early Moth Theria primaria (Haworth, 1809) 
Status .....Generally common, but with very few people running moth traps during this moth's flight period, it is difficult to get a clear picture of its distribution. This moth is probably the species most frequently seen in car headlights, flying along roads during the early months of the year. At Eakring between 2003 and 2006 it was common, but it was clear that there were concentrations of adults along the roadsides there.
Photographed near Tug Bridge Farm February 2003   Photographed at Market Warsop January 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Early Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Martin Harvey. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sean Tobin. Meg Skinner. Martin Gray. NBGRC.

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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