66.008 .... B&F 1638
Fox Moth Macrothylacia rubi (Linnaeus, 1758) 
A former resident, but this moth has not been recorded anywhere in Nottinghamshire since well before the publication of J.W. Carr's 'The invertebrate fauna of Nottinghamshire. Nottingham: J.& H. Bell Ltd (1916)'. Carr, in his account of the moth at the time of writing, described it as being rare and confined to Sherwood Forest, being recorded by both Sterland and Brameld. J.R. Hardy took about ten larvae on the common near Edwinstowe (presumably meaning Budby South Forest) in August 1896.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Fox Moth 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (The Conservation Status of Larger Moths in Nottinghamshire macro moth report. 2020. Fourth edition).

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Updated August 2021

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