66.005 .... B&F 1633
Small Eggar Eriogaster lanestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status ..... This is an extremely rare moth and on the verge of becoming (or has become) extinct in Nottinghamshire. All of the county's recent records have been from the Sutton-on-Trent, Besthorpe and Collingham area north of Newark, where larval webs were recorded for the first time in over 60 years in 2002, 2003, 2004, again in 2007 and most recently in 2020 and 2021.
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Captive bred males, photographed March 2018
 
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Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Sutton-on-Trent June 5th 2021
 
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Half grown larva. Photographed at Sutton-on-Trent May 26th 2021
 
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Larval web. Photographed at Sutton-on-Trent May 26th 2021
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pale Eggar
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2003). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2004). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2007). Martin Kennewell. Recorder unknown (record per Martin Kenewell). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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Updated August 2021

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