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Heart and Club Agrotis clavis (Hufnagel, 1766)
Status .....There is a great deal of uncertainty regarding this moth in Nottinghamshire, but it does seem to be genuinely scarce or rare. Misidentification with Heart and Dart or Turnip Moth appears most likely and so most county records do not get accepted without supporting evidence. Determining the true status of this moth in Nottinghamshire is difficult, but it would appear to show a tendancy for sandy soils.

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 Martin Gray at Broadholme, July 4th 2018.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heart and Club 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Graham and Anona Finch. Sherwood Forest Invertebrtae Directory 2014. David Yates. Martin Gray. Mike Hill. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Graham Birkett. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Tom Shields. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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 September 2023

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