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Tree-lichen Beauty Cryphia algae  (Fabricius, 1775)
Status .....Recorded as new to Nottinghamshire in 2018, when one was trapped at Carlton on 27th July by Andy Adcock. There were no records the following year, but in July and August 2020, there was evidence of continued northerly range expansion with multiple records from neighbouring counties. The one in the photographs, was trapped by Dave Morton and Andy Ashley at Budby Pumping Station on 9th August 2020, with one recorded by Rob and Jill Carlyle at 'Cordwood' near Bestwood on the same night. Both these moths followed others taken previously at Radcliffe-on-Trent (Freestone, R. and Dulwich, P.). Grateful thanks go to Dave Morton, for retaining and offering the moth for photographing and inclusion here.
Photographed at Budby Pumping Station August 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tree-lichen Beauty 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Andy Adcock. Dave Morton and Andy Ashley. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Paul Dulwich. Mike Hill. Roger Freestone. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020). Andy Adcock. Sharon and Robert Thatcher. Tom Shields. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2021). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2022).

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Updated September 2023
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