73.001 .... B&F 2450
Spectacle Abrostola tripartita (Hufnagel, 1766)
Status .....Fairly common and widespread over most of Nottinghamshire and a frequent visitor to garden light traps. The lightness of the ground colouration varies and there are both light and darker forms.
Photographed at Lound Wood August 2011
Early stages                            
Half-grown larva on Nettle. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2022.
Pre-final instar larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2022.
Full-grown larva. Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Spectacle
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. David Yates. Phil Cadman. Meg Skinner. Nottingham City Council. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Steven Chick. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Ian Ellis. Tom Shields. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Brian Wetton. Graham Birkett. Agnes Kiemel. David Shaw. Ian Ellis.

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Updated January 2024
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