65.016 .... B&F 1659
Yellow Horned Achlya flavicornis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status ..... Probably under-recorded in Nottinghamshire to a degree, largely due to the early flight season. Often turns up at MV light in large numbers at Sherwood Forest sites and records are unusual along the River Trent, away from the broad band of records running north of Nottingham, north-east through the Sherwood Forest area.
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP February 2011
Photographed at Lound Wood March 2004
Early stages                            
Full grown larva. Photographed at Budby South Forest May 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Yellow Horned
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. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). David Hursthouse. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Robert and Jill Carlyle. Indy Kiemel Greene and Agnes Kiemel.  Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Martin Gray. NBGRC. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2018). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2019). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2020).

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Updated August 2021

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