73.127 .... B&F 2357
Large Ear Amphipoea lucens (Freyer, 1845)
Status .....One of a difficult group to identify that requires dissection, there are just three recent records of this moth in Nottinghamshire. The latest record involves the moth below, which was trapped and photographed by Phil Lee at Misterton in August 2017 and confirmed by gen det by Martin Gray. Previous Nottinghamshire records includes singles at Hollinwell Golf Course in 2007 (Wright, S. & Osborne, J.) and Misterton Soss in 2010 (Wright, S. & Osborne, J.). We are especially grateful to Phil, for allowing us to use his photograph on the website.
Photographed at Misterton August 2017
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Large Ear
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2007). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2010). Phil Lee. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). 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 August 2021

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