73.033 .... B&F 2020
Figure of Eight Diloba caeruleocephala (Linnaeus, 1758)  
Status .....Declined enormously over the course of the last century, to the point of extinction as a breeding species in Nottinghamshire. There are records from Sherwood Forest CP in both 1985 and 1986, and from both Bunny (Marchant, M.) and Misson Carr in 2003 (Waring, P.). The isolated nature of these few records, would perhaps suggest that this moth is prone to occasional wandering in favourable years. The Sherwood Forest records were the first there in almost 100 years and it has never been recorded since and the two 2003 records, were from opposing ends of the county.
Photographed by Martin Gray, at Chambers Farm Wood (Lincolnshire) October 2007
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Figure of Eight 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2003). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham Birkett.

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Updated December 2022

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