70.047 .... B&F 1720
Gem Nycterosea obstipata (Fabricius, 1794)
Status .....A rare migrant to Nottinghamshire. The most recent records we can trace are from Bunny in 1996 (Marchant, M.), Broadholme on August 8th 2006 (Gray, M.) and from Brackenhurst near Southwell on September 28th 2006 (Wright, S. Osborne, J. and Beasley, N.). A single record at Misterton Soss on November 5th 2011 (Wood, N.), preceded a record from Market Warsop in August (Chick, S.) and another at Broadholme again on August 19th 2019. The most recent record is another from Market Warsop on October 9th 2021 (Pendleton, T.A.).

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Female, photographed at Market Warsop October 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gem 
Male, photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme 19/08/16
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2006). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2011). Steven Chick. Martin Gray.

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 May 2019

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