70.251 .... B&F 1930
Oak Beauty Biston strataria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Status .....Commonest in the northern-half of Nottinghamshire, with good numbers coming to MV light around the Sherwood Forest NNR.
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2009.
 
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP March 2009.
 
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Early stages                            
Early instar larva on Goat Sallow Salix caprea. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2023.
 
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Full grown larva on Goat Sallow Salix caprea. Photographed at Vexation Lane, Rufford June 2021.
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oak Beauty
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Dave Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Ian Ellis. Jason and Lily Reece. Steven Chick. Tom Shields.

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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