73.272 .... B&F 2162
Glaucous Shears Papestra biren (Goeze, 1781)  
Status .....A rare/occasional wanderer to Nottinghamshire. The one trapped and photographed by Paul Baker below, was only the third county record in the past 30 years and which was quickly followed by another trapped by Martin Gray two nights later at Broadholme. Presumably wandering from neighbouring Derbyshire (or possibly even further afield) the county's previous most recent record was one trapped by Dave Morton and Andy Ashley at Hills and Holes SSSI, Market Warsop on April 28th 2011, some 21 years after a record in 1990. Many thanks to both Paul and Martin for offering their photographs for inclusion on the website.

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.
Photographed by Paul Baker at Nuthall, May 14th 2020   Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme, May 16th 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Glaucous Shears 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Paul Baker. Martin Gray. John Turton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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 August 2021

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