73.193 .... B&F 2270
Lunar Underwing Anchoscelis lunosa (Haworth, 1809)      Formerly Omphaloscelis lunosa 
Status .....Very common at some sites, especially in some years at Eakring when it could be very common at MV light. We have not recorded this moth regularly, or in any numbers in recent years and the patchy distribution of this species in Nottinghamshire, may mean that it is not as common as we thought it once was. Seems to be rare along much of the Trent Valley.
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2021   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2009
Photographed at Lound Wood September 2006   Photographed at Eakring Meadows September 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lunar Underwing
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Phil Cadman. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Phil Cadman. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Agnes Kiemel. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 January 2024

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