63.002 .... B&F 1368
Loxostege sticticalis (Linnaeus, 1761)
Status .....Primarily regarded by most authorities as a migrant, despite the possibility of this moth being resident in the Breckland district of East Anglia. The number of reports from southern counties has increased in recent years and before 2022, Nottinghamshire's only records were of singles attracted to MV light at Broadholme on August 22nd 2003 (Gray, M.) and Elkesley on July 30th 2019 (Coombes, P.).

2022 saw an unprecidented number of records both nationally and locally to VC56 Nottinghamshire. There were at least four recorded at Broadholme from September 1st (Gray, M.) three from the Eakring area on September 2nd and 4th (Pendleton, T.A.) and singles recorded at Underwood on September 3rd (Hector Brown, K.) and from at least one south Nottinghamshire site, but there have doubtless been a number of other records.

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.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Loxostege sticticalis  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray. Paul Coombes. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.  Kevin Hector Brown (via Facebook). Trevor Watson (via Facebook). Dave Budworth (Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society 2019 Journal Number 169 Micro-Moth Report 1998-2019 – new species).

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 2022

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