65.010 .... B&F 1654
Figure of Eighty Tethea ocularis (Hübner, 1786)
Status .....This moth seems to be rather uncommon in Nottinghamshire and based on the records we have been sent, certainly appears well scattered in Nottinghamshire and the distribution map would suggest a more generally common moth. Dilys and myself had no records of this moth from 2004, until one evenutally turned up at the garden MV light in 2023 and so are grateful to members of the Lound Moth Group, for providing the moth in the lower two photographs for illustration here.
Photographed at Market Warsop May 2023
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR June 2015
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Figure of Eighty
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Sean Tobin. Dave Morton. David Yates. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Steven Chick. Phil Cadman. Laurence Archibald. Tom Shields. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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