70.217 .... B&F 1896
Rannoch Looper Macaria brunneata (Thunberg, 1784) 
Occurs in Nottinghamshire and most of the UK only as a very rare migrant. There is a resident population restricted to parts of central Scotland, but migrants have reached inland several times and until 2023, there was just a single Nottinghamshire record dating to the early 1960's.

But June 2023, saw a number of records from eastern counties including Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire, along with a number of Nottinghamshire records between June 16th and 21st. These included singles at Broadholme
(Gray, M.), Elkesley (Coombes, P.), Budby Pumping Station (Morton, D. and Ashley, A.) and Sherwood Forest Centre Parcs (Hill, M.). Grateful thanks go to Paul Coombes and to Dave Morton for providing specimens for photographing and inclusion on this website.
Photographed at Elkesley, June 2023.
Photographed at Budby Pumping Station, June 2023
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rannoch Looper 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray. Paul Coombes. Dave Morton and Andy Ashley. Mike Hill.

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 October 2023

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