70.103 .... B&F 1750
Water Carpet Lampropteryx suffumata ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 
Status .....Flying quite early in the year, may mean that this moth is severely under recorded from many sites in Nottinghamshire. It is certainly regularly recorded from Sherwood Forest, Eakring and the Idle Valley NR areas.
Photographed at Lound Wood April 2011
... . Lampropteryx suffumata f. piceata
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Water Carpet
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. Martin Harvey. David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Tim Sexton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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