70.270 .... B&F 1947
Engrailed Ectropis crepuscularia (Goeze, 1781) .... Formerly known as Ectropis bistortata
Status .....Probably quite common over most of Nottinghamshire and although there are few records from the Trent Valley among the records we have available to us, there is no reason to suggest this moth is anything other than widespread at many sites, including gardens. The larva shows variation in colouration and are found on a wide range of trees and shrubs including Elder and Larch.
Adult, reared ex-Kirton Wood larva, Photographed June 2021
Adult, reared ex-Gibraltar Plantation larva, Photographed June 2021
Photographed at the Idle Valley NR July 2018
Early stages                            
Full grown larva on Elder Sambucus nigra. Photographed at Kirton Wood June 2021
Near full grown larva on Larch Larix decidua. Photographed at Gibraltar Plantation May 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Engrailed
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. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sean Tobin. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Wil Heeney. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results)Andy Adcock. Tom Shields. Mike Hill. David Shaw. Steven Chick. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024
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