49.005 .... B&F 1006
Epagoge grotiana (Fabricius, 1781) 
Status .....Presumed to be quite a common moth over much of the county now, but it seems that only a few years ago this moth was far less common and indeed went almost a century without being recorded till a record from Thoresby in 1997. We took it fairly regularly from the Eakring and Sherwood Forest areas, but there are records from the Idle Valley NR to as far south as Bestwood village.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter July 2010   Photographed at Lound Wood July 2004
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Epagoge grotiana
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sean Tobin. Phil Cadman. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

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Updated January 2024

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