70.258 .... B&F 1937
Willow Beauty Peribatodes rhomboidaria ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 
Status .....Common and widespread across Nottinghamshire, including in urban areas where it tends to be quite plain and darker coloured than any specimens recorded from more rural areas.
Photographed at Lound Wood June 2023
Photographed at Market Warsop August 2011   Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP September 2010
Early stages                            
Full grown larva on Cupressocyparis leylandii. Photographed at Market Warsop June 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Willow Beauty
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Richard Rogers. Colin Watkin. Graham and Anona Finch. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. David Hursthouse. Phil Lee. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Phil Cadman. Tim Sexton. Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Mark Dennis (Colwick Park Bird Reports 1993-2001). David Yates. Meg Skinner. Nottingham City Council. Ian Hunt. Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Graham Birkett. Martin Gray. Steven Chick. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Melanie Newman and Mike Hyatt. Mike Hyatt. Barry Lygo. Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Ian Ellis. Jason Reece and Lily Reece. Andy Adcock. Graham Beeley. Agnes Kiemel. J.T. Radford.

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Updated January 2024

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