70.246 .... B&F 1925
Small Brindled Beauty Apocheima hispidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)  
Status .....Rare in Nottinghamshire, where it is restricted to the Buck Gates/Country Park area of the Sherwood Forest NNR. There have been four post-2000 records, from 2002 (Wright, S. and Osbourne, J.), 2004 (Wright, S. and Osbourne, J.), 2005 (Wright, S. Osbourne, J. Fox, D. and Saunders, P.) and 2010 (Dawson, M. and Beasley, N.) although it seems the latter records wasn't submitted to the county recorder. There has been a recent record though, as one was attracted to MV light in the Sherwood Forest CP on 02/02/22 (Pendleton, T.A.) ending a lengthy 12 year absence.
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Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP, February 2022
 
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Brindled Beauty  
 
Photographed by Martin Gray, Lincolnshire March 2018 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2004). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2005). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. 

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Updated April 2019

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