49.225 .... B&F 1205a
Spilonota laricana (Heinemann, 1863)
Status .....Less common in Nottinghamshire through the localised distribution of the larval foodplant Larch Larix decidua, but probably under-recorded to some degree. Variable in markings, with the white areas on the fore-wings of Spilonota ocellana being replaced by grey scales, leading to a more undity looking moth. The forewings of Spilonota laricana are also less broad than the former species.
Photographed at Red Hill July 2005   Previous year's larval spinnings. Photographed at Clumber Park February 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Spilonota laricana
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Updated December 2022

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