73.068 .... B&F 2245
Green-brindled Crescent Allophyes oxyacanthae (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Presumed to be a fairly common moth at many sites across Nottinghamshire. There is currently just one post-1990 Sherwood Forest NNR record, in October 2010.
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2013
Photographed at Lound Wood September 2010
Brown form Allophyes oxyacanthae ab. capuncina, photographed at Gamston Wood October 2013
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2010
Early stages                            
Young larvae (12-15mm length). Photographed on Blackthorn Prunus spinosa, Eakring Meadows April 2023.
Full-grown larva. Photographed on Hawthorn Crataegus monogyna at Dukes Wood May 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Green-brindled Crescent
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Graham Birkett. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Iain Leach and Kate Harte (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Jason and Lily Reece. Andy Ashley. Agnes Kiemel.

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Updated January 2024

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