73.255 .... B&F 2145
Nutmeg Anarta trifolii (Hufnagel, 1766) .... Formerly known as Discestra trifoli
Status .....Fairly regular at MV light in a range of habitats and quite common in urban areas. The distribution of this moth in Nottinghamshire is distinctly westerly, being rarely recorded from sites east of the Trent Valley. However, there is no reason why this moth should not occur.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP August 2010    
Early stages                            
Part grown larva. Photographed at Edwinstowe August 2021
Full grown larva. Photographed at New Ollerton September 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nutmeg
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). Phil Cadman. Sean Tobin. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Graham Birkett. Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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