73.297 .... B&F 2194
White-point Mythimna albipuncta ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)   
Status .....A regular migrant to south-eastern parts of the UK, but now resident in many southern counties and in recent years it has colonised a number of Midlands counties. The situation regarding White-point in Nottinghamshire is frustratingly confusing and it seems, hardly likely to improve in the near future.

Presently, there are three records/claims of White-point in Nottinghamshire, but none have been officially accepted despite being widely believed to be this species. These include singles attracted to MV light at Broadholme on August 28th 2008 
(Gray, M.) and Elkesley on September 12th 2021 (Coombes, P.), but there is another likely candidate from East Bridgford trapped on August 31st 2021 (Reece, J. and Reece, L.). However, there is disagreement regarding the identities of both the Elkesley and East Bridgford moths, both of which have been officially identified as Clay Mythimna ferrago.


A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
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Photographed at Elkesley, September 12th 2021
 
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of White-point  
 
Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme, August 28th 2018
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Martin Gray. Paul Coombes.

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 2021

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