73.202 .... B&F 2237
Grey Shoulder-knot Lithophane ornitopus (Dadd, 1911)
Status .....First recorded in Nottinghamshire during 2003. Two records from Eakring in September of that year, were second and third county records. Recorded twice more at Eakring in 2004 (including one on the trunk of a tree at Eakring Flash, between November 27th and December 31st 2004) with another record coming in March 2005. Now very firmly established and widespread in Nottinghamshire and probably still increasing. Regularly encountered on tree trunks during the Autumn months.
Photographed at Lound Wood April 2021
Photographed at Nettleworth Manor October 2013
Photographed at Lound Wood March 2007   Photographed at Red Hill September 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Grey Shoulder-knot
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Lound Moth Group. David Hursthouse. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sean Tobin. Dave Morton. Tim Sexton. Phil Cadman. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Colin Watkin. Andy Adcock. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Graham Birkett.

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Updated January 2024

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