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 and most recently in 2007.
Captive bred males, photographed March 2018
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.

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Updated March 2018

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