70.244 .... B&F 1923
Feathered Thorn Colotois pennaria (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status .....Common over the western side of Nottinghamshire, but there are few records from sites east of the River Trent, based on the information we have available to us.
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2013
Photographed at Red Hill, Eakring October 2011
Early stages                            
Ovae. Photographed on Goat Sallow, Clipstone Old Quarter February 2024.
2nd (below left) and 3rd-instar (below right) larva. Photographed on Silver Birch Betula pendula, Warsop Main Pit Top April 2024.
Half-grown larva. Photographed on Blackthorn Prunus spinosa, Lound Wood May 2023.
Full-grown larva. Photographed on Blackthorn Prunus spinosa, Pleasley Pit Top May 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Feathered Thorn
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. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Dave Morton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Graham Birkett. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Indy Kiemel and Agnes Kiemel. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach and Kate Harte (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).  Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. J.T. Radford.

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 January 2024

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