70.247 .... B&F 1926
Pale Brindled Beauty Phigalia pilosaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....Probably quite widespread, but maybe under recorded due to the early flight period. Most records we have available to us are from the north of Nottinghamshire.
Male (normal form) photographed January 2011   Male (A pilosaria f. monacharia) photographed January 2011
Typical male Pale Brindled Beauty, photographed March 2003   Melanic form P. pilosaria f. monacharia photographed March 2003
Female photographed at Lound Wood March 2006    
Early stages                            
3rd instar larva. Photographed at Eakring Meadows April 2023
Half-grown larva. Photographed at Eakring Meadows May 2023
Half-grown larva. Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP April 2011
Full-grown larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter May 2023
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pale Brindled Beauty
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Tom Shields. Steven Chick. Graham Birkett.

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Updated January 2024
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