70.252 .... B&F 1931
Peppered Moth Biston betularia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Common and regularly recorded at MV light. Widespread over most of Nottinghamshire.
Nominate form, photographed at Lound Wood July 2010   Melanic form, photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2009
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Ollerton village September 2020 and Warsop Main Pit Top September 2009 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Peppered Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Phil Lee. David Hursthouse. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Steven Chick. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sean Tobin. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Wil Heeney. Meg Skinner. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. David Yates. Phil Cadman. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Barry Lygo. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Mike Hill. Andy Adcock. Jason and Lily Reece. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Ian Ellis. Agnes Kiemel. J.T. Radford. 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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