73.042 .... B&F 2286
Light Knot Grass Acronicta menyanthidis (Esper, 1798)  
Status .....Typically a moth of damp heathland and moorland in the northern half of the UK, a Light Knot Grass recorded by Mike Hill and Tom Shields at Netherfield Lagoons on May 24th 2019, was the first Nottinghamshire record since the publication of Carr's book in 1916 and occurred as part of an unusual influx of individuals to sites in South Yorks, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire in late May 2019. Remarkably, a second individual was trapped a few weeks later, at Barnby, Newark on June 30th by Oliver Beacock.
Photographed by Pete Leonard at Bottesford (Leicestershire) in May 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Light Knot Grass  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Pete Leonard. Mike Hill. Oliver Beacock. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019).

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Updated August 2021

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