70.092 .... B&F 1757
Spinach Eulithis mellinata (Fabricius, 1787) 
Status .....Described by some websites as being common across the UK, but this moth (although quite widespread in Nottinghamshire) is far from being recorded regularly and many local entomologists have yet to record it personally. The moth illustrated, was trapped at MV light by Dave Morton and Andy Ashley in July 2016 and very kindly brought over to us to photograph and include here.
Photographed at Market Warsop June 2020
Photographed at Budby Pumping Station July 2016
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Spinach
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Nottinghamshire County Council. Lawrence Bee. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Tim Sexton. Lound Moth Group. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottingham City Council. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Cadman. Brian Wetton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated September 2023
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