70.056 .... B&F 1736
Royal Mantle Catarhoe cuculata (Hufnagel, 1767)
Status .....Distributed rather locally across southern counties of the UK and previously unrecorded in Nottinghamshire, until one was attracted to MV light at Broadholme on the Nottinghamshire border with Lincolnshire in 2018 (Gray, M.). Certainly a surprising additon to the county list.

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme, July 25th 2018
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Royal Mantle   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray.

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Updated May 2019

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