70.239 .... B&F 1919
Purple Thorn Selenia tetralunaria (Hufnagel, 1767)
Status .....Never recorded as widely as Early Thorn, but still quite widespread over north Nottinghamshire. Regular in small numbers at Sherwood Forest and well recorded from Eakring and the Idle Valley areas.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP April 2011
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Purple Thorn
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. Sean Tobin. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. David Yates. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Steven Chick. Phil Cadman. 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. Graham Birkett. Agnes Kiemel. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024
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