Migrant moths in Nottinghamshire and our own records 2004-2009
 
Come any Autumn, regular moth-trappers tend to have an eye on the latest weather conditions. This meteorological interest, stems from the dream of having a rare migrant moth enter the light trap, or at least still be there when the trap is opened the following morning.

We run a mounted MV light on a white ground sheet and stay at the light, so immediately notice as soon as any moth drops in. And if its one of the less regular migrant moths, then it can make the difference between packing up after a couple of hours, or staying much longer.

We used to trap occasionally, with the possibility of migrants in mind and had success when trapping at open, elevated sites in the Eakring area a number of years ago. In 2006, we watched moths coming to the light, across open fields from the south-west on several occasions.

 
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On rare occasions (the last again being back in 2006) several such migrants suddenly began to appear after midnight. On those particular nights, it soon became evident that something special was taking place and if we had been able to continue trapping longer than we did, who knows what we might have trapped. As a rule though, don't just run a moth trap in Nottinghamshire for migrants, as it will often disappoint.

Migrant moths - what species to expect

Apart from Silver Y and Plutella xylostella (Diamond-back Moth), migrant moths inland are relatively uncommon. Both are annually occurring migrants which reach Nottinghamshire and other inland counties each year. While having these turn up at the light can occasionally be indicative of large-scale migration, more often than not, they are purely the resulting offspring of moths arriving earlier in the year.

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What many moth trappers are really after, are the rarer migrants such as Vestal, Gem, Dark Sword-grass, Pearly Underwing, Bordered Straw and Scarce Bordered Straw and there are potentially a whole host of others. Perhaps the ultimate species on any personal wants list, would have to be Clifden Nonpareil, Convolvulus Hawk-moth or Death's-head Hawkmoth. All three have occurred in Nottinghamshire.

While lepidopteran heavyweights with a big wingspan represent the larger end of the scale, there are many smaller moths that make it to the UK's south coast and occasionally even futher inland.

Most are from the families Crambidae and Pyralidae and include a range of attractive species. Palpita vitrealis, Antigastra catalaunalis, Ostrinia nubilalis (European Corn-borer) and Spoladea recurvalis are typically hoped for species, with both P. vitrealis and S. recurvalis having been recorded in Nottinghamshire.

Right:- Great Brocade trapped by David Yates at Southwell in August 2010

 
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The influx involved many of the species typically reaching the UK most years, during what was an amazing period of migration. We recorded our rarest migrant in 2006, when we trapped a single Euchromius ocellea at one of our Eakring sites on an excellent night for migrants, but also recorded Bedstraw Hawk-moth, many Hummingbird Hawk-moths and most of the rarer migrants the same year. Pearly Underwing, Small Mottled Willow and Scarce Bordered Straw, all remain generally rare at Nottinghamshire light traps, but will often reach inland counties during notable influxes of migrants.
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Brief summary of the migrant, accidental or adventive moths recorded in Nottinghamshire
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Plutellidae
  Plutella xylostella Diamond-back Moth An annual migrant to most parts of the UK and Nottinghamshire, being common most years. Occasionally disturbed in large numbers during the day, when walking in agricultural areas.
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Pyralidae
  Antigastra catalaunalis There is currently just a single record, from Broadholme on the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire border (but in VC56) on September 26th 2006 (Gray, M.).
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  Loxostege sticticalis Primarily regarded by most authorities as a migrant, despite the possibility of this moth being resident in the Breckland district of East Anglia. The number of reports from southern counties has increased in recent years, but singles attracted to MV light at Broadholme on August 22nd 2003 (Gray, M.), and Elkesley on July 30th 2019 (Coombes, P.), seem to be the only VC56 records.
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  Udea ferrugalis Rusty Dot Pearl A common migrant to the UK and often reaching Nottinghamshire. It does not appear to be recorded annually and often only turns up during years of particularly notable influxes, as took place in 2006 and 2011.
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  Duponchelia fovealis An adventive/accidental species with few UK records. Although recorded in the UK as a migrant, most records are the result of accidental importation on cut flowers or house plants from southern Europe.

There are three Nottinghamshire records, with the first being found freshly emerged on the skirting board of a Mansfield nursing home and believed to have originated from a larva brought in with a bunch of cut flowers on October 14th 2011 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.). There have since been records of singles to MV light at Misterton in 2013 (Lee, P.) and Market Warsop on September 1st 2018 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.).

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  Spoladea recurvalis Extremely rare in Nottinghamshire, but the number of records nationally is increasing. There is a single record from a Sutton-in-Ashfield garden on September 22nd 2010 (Wilson, J.).
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  Palpita vitrealis There is just one county record of one taken at light from Hagg Wood in Newstead Park (Cooper, K.) on October 30th 1992.
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  Nomophila noctuella Rush Veneer Occurs on an almost annual basis and is occasionally very common in some years such as 2006 and 2015. Can often be disturbed from vegetation during the day.
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  Euchromius ocellea Nottinghamshire's only record came from Eakring on September 12th 2006 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.), occurring on an evening of obvious migrant activity and arrivals.
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  Cydalima perspectalis Box Tree Moth An adventive species of Asian origin, first recorded in the UK as recently as 2008. Probably introduced into the UK via the horticultural trade, it is firmly established in the London area and now spreading north.

The first Nottinghamshire records came from Bestwood Village on July 5th 2018 (Tobin, S.) and Ravenshead on July 17th 2018 (McGeever, D. and McGeever, V.). Regarded as a pest species of Box (Buxus sp) and likely to become increasingly more common.

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Sphingidae
  Agrius convolvuli Convolvulus Hawk-moth A rare migrant to Nottinghamshire, with scattered records across the south of the county. The most recent records are from Ravenshead on September 13th 2019 (McGeever, D.) and West Bridgford on September 12th 2015 (Hurst, A.), which was the first since 2008. There were a total of five Nottinghamshire records in 2003, which was notable for the best ever influx of this moth into the UK.
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  Acherontia atropos Death's-head Hawk-moth An extremely rare migrant to Nottinghamshire, that was more regular a century or more ago. J.W. Carr, in his book 'The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire. Nottingham: J.& H. Bell Ltd (1916)' lists numerous historical records, many of either larvae or pupae found during potato harvesting. As harvesting is now done by mechanical methods, there are fewer reports of this spectacular moth.

The last Nottinghamshire records are from East Retford on July 4th 1966 (Shaw, G.) and Lound GP (now the Idle Valley NR) on September 10th 1995 (Hobson, G. and Hobson, P.) although the latter record was not submitted to the county recorder.

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  Macroglossum stellatarum Hummingbird Hawk-moth A regular migrant to Nottinghamshire and usually well recorded being a day-flying species. Numbers vary from year to year, but recent good years include 2006, 2011 and 2015.
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  Daphnis nerii Oleander Hawk-moth A very rare migrant to the UK and even rarer inland. There is a single Nottinghamshire record, from Clumber Park in 1985 (Jones, M.).
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  Hyles galii Bedstraw Hawk-moth Rare in Nottinghamshire and usually appearing slightly earlier in the year than most other migrants. There was a recent run of single records of both adult moths and larvae each year between 2003 and 2011, but blank years in 2005 and 2010. Most recently recorded from Bestwood Village on August 1st 2019 (Tobin, S.).
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  Hippotion celerio Silver-striped Hawk-moth J.W. Carr lists several historical records for Nottinghamshire, dating to between 1859 and 1893. The most recent county record is of one found by day at Beeston on June 17th 1984 (Fox, D.).
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Geometridae
  Rhodometra sacraria Vestal An uncommon migrant to Nottinghamshire, largely occurring here after occasional large influxes into southern parts of the UK. There were eight records from the county during the exceptional migrant year of 2006 and then a further five in 2013. Four individuals were recorded at Broadholme in 2006 (Gray, M.), but the same site has produced a number of other records in 2011, 2013 and 2014 (Gray, M.).

Vestals have also turned up at West Bridgford in August 2012 (Freestone, R.), from Rampton (Watkin, C.) Sutton-in-Ashfield (Turton, J.) and Carlton in 2016 (Adcock, A.) and twice at the Idle Valley NR in October 2017 (Cadman, P. and Hunt, I.).

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  Nycterosea obstipata Gem A rare migrant to Nottinghamshire. The most recent records we can trace are from Bunny in 1996 (Marchant, M.), Broadholme on the Nottinghamshire/Lincolnshire border on August 8th 2006 (Gray, M.) and from Brackenhurst near Southwell on September 28th 2006 (Wright, S. Osborne, J. and Beasley, N.). A single record from Misterton Soss on November 5th 2011 (Wood, N.), preceded records from Market Warsop in August 2016 (Chick, S.) and Broadholme on August 19th.
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  Macaria brunneata Rannoch Looper There is a resident population restricted to parts of central Scotland. In the UK, it occurs purely as a migrant to southern and eastern counties, but has reached inland several times. There is a single Nottinghamshire record dating to the early 1960's.
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Erebidae
  Catocala fraxini Clifden Nonpareil Formerly a rare migrant to south-eastern parts of the UK but now believed to have re-established itself in some counties south of the Thames. Recorded as new to Nottinghamshire on September 6th 2017, when one was attracted to MV light at the Idle Valley NR. (Cadman, P. and Hunt, I.).
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  Eublemma parva Small Marbled Extremely rare as a migrant to Nottinghamshire. The county's only record is of one to MV light at Wollaton Hall on July 28th 1998 (Wright, S.).
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Noctuidae
  Trichoplusia ni Ni Moth An annual migrant to southern coastal areas, but much rarer inland. Nevertheless, it is still surprising that Nottinghamshire currently has just the one record, attracted to MV light at Broadholme on September 8th 2011 (Gray, M.).
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  Autographa gamma Silver Y A generally common and occasionally abundant migrant to all parts of Nottinghamshire. Arrival from late April or May, with moths regular until late October or early November. Often several influxes of Continental migrants in suitable years.
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  Heliothis peltigera Bordered Straw An annual migrant to southern areas of the UK, but much rarer inland and far from being annual in the county. Last recorded in Nottinghamshire in 2015 when there were a total of seven records, but failed to turn up in the expected good numbers during the big migrant year of 2006, though there were three reports. The only other recent records we know of, are of two moths on the same night at different Newark sites on the same date in 2003.
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  Helicoverpa armigera Scarce Bordered Straw Normally an extremely rare migrant to Nottinghamshire, but following a huge influx into the UK in 2006, there were at least ten records. All but one of these occurred between September 6th and 23rd. Only recorded in the county since as a single record at Wellow Wood on October 4th 2013 (Wright, S. and Osborne, J.).
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  Spodoptera exigua Small Mottled Willow A fairly common migrant to southern areas of the UK, but much rarer inland. In Nottinghamshire, tends to be recorded only during good migrant years such as in 2006, when there were five records and two in 2015.
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  Spodoptera littoralis Mediterranean Brocade Migrant/accidental import. One record of a single to MV light at Misterton Soss on October 19th 2014 (Wood, N.).
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  Trachea atriplicis Orache Moth Unless there is a more recent county record than the one listed in Carr's book, then the occurrence of this moth in Nottinghamshire should be viewed as doubtful to say the least.

J.W. Carr lists an undated record from Sherwood Forest by W.J. Sterland, despite lacking trust in many of his records. Carr felt that Sterland's list contained so many improbable species and records, that they must have been collected by Trueman from other parts of the kingdom, or recieved by him from other collectors.

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  Mythimna vitellina Delicate A common migrant to coastal areas, but although records inland are rare, they are not unknown. The only recent Nottinghamshire record was from Scarrington on September 26th 2006 (Gilbert, E. and Henstock, K.).
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  Mythimna unipuncta White-speck A rare migrant with just a single Nottinghamshire record, of one at Cropwell Butler on October 1st 1984 (Marchant, M.).
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  Mythimna albipuncta White-point A regular migrant to south-eastern parts of the UK and thought to have colonised some coastal areas. There is just one Nottinghamshire record, of a single attracted to MV light at Broadholme on August 28th 2008 (Gray, M.).
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  Leucania loreyi Cosmopolitan One found on Ivy at Misterton Soss on October 19th 2014 (Wood, N.) is the county's only record.
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  Peridroma saucia Pearly Underwing A relatively rare migrant inland with just five recent county records, although four of these have occurred since 2004. There are a number of records from Broadholme , which include moths on September 16th (2), 17th, 20th and 28th (2), with others on October 13th 2006 and October 1st 2014 (Gray, M.).
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  Agrotis ipsilon Dark Sword-grass A regular and virtually annual migrant to Nottinghamshire, usually producing several records a year.
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  Eurois occulta Great Brocade A very rare migrant to Nottinghamshire. There are records from both Bunny (Marchant, M.) and Colwick CP (Dennis, M.C.) in 1995, from Bunny again in 1996 (Marchant, M.), from Broadholme on August 13th and 23rd 2006 (Gray, M.), and from Southwell on August 17th 2010 (Yates, D.).
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Thanks to:- Dave Budworth (Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire county recorder for micro moths) and Dr Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire county recorder for macro moths) for helping with our requests for details of certain records regarding the above listed species.

References:- Nottinghamshire macro moth reports for the years 2003 to 2018 (Wright, S).

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Potential migrants/resident species often associated with periods of migration

Influxes of genuine migrants often contain some common species resident in the UK. Large Yellow Underwing, Turnip Moth, Angle Shades and Pale Mottled Willow are four moths often quoted in trap lists from coastal sites as being migrants.

But there are numerous other moths with resident UK populations, which probably often occur as genuine migrants along the UK south coast. These can sometimes be detected by their appearance at the light trap well out of season, or in some instances habitat.

Determining just what is a genuine migrant can be hindered by occasional or partial second broods later in the year, which certainly happened during August and September 2006, so moth trappers should take this into consideration before they record some resident moths as genuine migrants.

 
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Our Nottinghamshire migrant records

This following list contains all our own migrant moth records since 2004. Scrolling through the listed records, will certainly give an insight into how each year is different for moth migration - either in numbers, or the particular species involved. For all monthly totals in table form, please click on the link below.

Migrant occurrences by month 2000-2020

 
2009 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Sherwood Forest CP   17/09/09   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Sherwood Forest CP   05/09/09   2   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Clipstone Old Quarter   03/09/09   1   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Market Warsop (Day St)   31/08/09   1   Nectaring
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Budby South Forest   27/08/09   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Sherwood Forest CP   22/08/09   1   MV light
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Sherwood Forest CP   12/08/09   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Sherwood Forest CP   02/07/09   3   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Sherwood Forest CP   26/06/09   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Sherwood Forest CP   20/05/09   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Sherwood Forest CP   23/04/09   1   MV light
                     
                     
2008 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   05/10/08   1   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   16/09/08   3   Nectaring
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   29/08/08   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Sherwood Forest CP   25/08/08   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   24/08/08   10   Nectaring
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Red Hill, Eakring   15/08/08   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring   15/08/08   3   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   10/08/08   2   Nectaring
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Lound Wood   10/08/08   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   08/08/08   5   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   08/08/08   2   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   06/08/08   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring   06/08/08   3   MV light
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Red Hill, Eakring   06/08/08   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   05/08/08   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   02/08/08   1   MV light
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   26/07/08   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   26/07/08   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring   25/07/08   2   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   30/06/08   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   16/06/08   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   13/06/08   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Hare Hill Wood   08/06/08   1   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   01/06/08   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   30/05/08   1   MV light
                     
                     
2007 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Hare Hill Wood   22/10/07   1   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Meadows NR   29/09/07   2   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   15/09/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   12/09/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   08/09/07   3   MV light
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   27/08/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   27/08/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   24/08/07   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   22/08/07   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   22/08/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   10/08/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   09/08/07   4   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   09/08/07   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   05/08/07   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   31/07/07   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   22/07/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   18/07/07   2   MV light
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   29/06/07   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   26/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   26/06/07   5   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   26/06/07   4   Nectaring
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   23/06/07   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   22/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   22/06/07   9   Nectaring
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   22/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   20/06/07   1   Nectaring
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   18/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   18/06/07   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   16/06/07   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   16/06/07   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   11/06/07   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   11/06/07   17   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   10/06/07   5   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   10/06/07   2   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   10/06/07   2   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   08/06/07   4   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   08/06/07   9   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   08/06/07   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   07/06/07   9   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   06/06/07   5   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   02/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   02/06/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   01/06/07   1   MV light
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   30/05/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   28/05/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   20/05/07   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   17/05/07   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   12/05/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   08/05/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   06/05/07   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Hare Hill Wood   06/05/07   13   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Meadows NR   01/05/07   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   01/05/07   1   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Hare Hill Wood   28/04/07   1   Field record
                     
                     
2006 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
63.031 Udea ferrugalis   Rusty Dot Pearl   Hare Hill Wood   06/11/06   1   Field record
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   30/10/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   28/10/06   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   16/10/06   1   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Lound Wood   16/10/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   16/10/06   3   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   15/10/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   14/10/06   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   13/10/06   2   MV light
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Lound Wood   13/10/06   1   MV light
63.031 Udea ferrugalis   Rusty Dot Pearl   Lound Wood   13/10/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   13/10/06   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   12/10/06   4   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   11/10/06   1   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Red Hill, Eakring   11/10/06   1   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Lound Wood   10/10/06   1   MV light
63.031 Udea ferrugalis   Rusty Dot Pearl   Lound Wood   10/10/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   10/10/06   5   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   07/10/06   3   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Market Warsop (Day St)   06/10/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   04/10/06   6   Nectaring
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18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   30/09/06   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   28/09/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   28/09/06   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   26/09/06   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   25/09/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   25/09/06   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   24/09/06   2   MV light
73.307 Peridroma saucia   Pearly Underwing   Red Hill, Eakring   24/09/06   1   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Eakring Flash   24/09/06   1   Field record
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Red Hill, Eakring   24/09/06   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   24/09/06   13   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   23/09/06   17   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   23/09/06   4   MV light
73.076 Helicoverpa armigera   Scarce Bordered Straw   Lound Wood   23/09/06   2   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Lound Wood   23/09/06   5   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   23/09/06   1   MV light
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   21/09/06   2   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   20/09/06   17   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   20/09/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   20/09/06   12   Nectaring
73.087 Spodoptera exigua   Small Mottled Willow   Lound Wood   17/09/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   17/09/06   7   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   16/09/06   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   16/09/06   26   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   16/09/06   1   Nectaring
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Lound Wood   16/09/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   16/09/06   12   MV light
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   12/09/06   1   Nectaring
73.076 Helicoverpa armigera   Scarce Bordered Straw   Red Hill, Eakring   12/09/06   1   MV light
70.038 Rhodometra sacraria   Vestal   Red Hill, Eakring   12/09/06   2   MV light
63.052 Nomophila noctuella   Rush Veneer   Red Hill, Eakring   12/09/06   2   MV light
63.076 Euchromius ocellea       Red Hill, Eakring   12/09/06   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   12/09/06   5   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   10/09/06   40   Nectaring
73.076 Helicoverpa armigera   Scarce Bordered Straw   Red Hill, Eakring   10/09/06   1   Nectaring
69.014 Hyles gallii   Bedstraw Hawk-moth   Red Hill, Eakring   09/09/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   09/09/06   60   Nectaring
73.076 Helicoverpa armigera   Scarce Bordered Straw   Red Hill, Eakring   09/09/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Red Hill, Eakring   09/09/06   1   Nectaring
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   09/09/06   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Meadows NR   07/09/06   1   Field record
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Market Warsop (Day St)   02/09/06   2   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   01/09/06   21   Nectaring
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73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Red Hill, Eakring   28/08/06   1   MV light
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Rainworth   28/08/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   27/08/06   15   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Near Eakring Flash   26/08/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   23/08/06   2   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   23/08/06   16   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   22/08/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   19/08/06   5   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   19/08/06   4   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   18/08/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Warsop Main Pit Top   18/08/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Market Warsop (Day St)   18/08/06   1   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   08/08/06   7   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   03/08/06   22   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   29/07/06   134   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   28/07/06   43   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   27/07/06   15   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   27/07/06   4   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   26/07/06   450   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   23/07/06   300   Field record
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   16/07/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   King's Clipstone   16/07/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   11/07/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Warsop Vale   04/07/06   1   Field record
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73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   25/06/06   1   Field record
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   King's Clipstone   19/06/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Market Warsop (Clumber St)   19/06/06   1   Nectaring
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Edwinstowe   19/06/06   2   Nectaring
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   18/06/06   6   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   17/06/06   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   15/06/06   3   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   10/06/06   1   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   10/06/06   1   Field record
......
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   18/05/06   2   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   11/05/06   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   11/05/06   8   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   08/05/06   3   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   06/05/06   74   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   05/05/06   11   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring   04/05/06   4   Field record
                     
                     
2005 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
69.010 Macroglossum stellatarum   Hummingbird Hawk-moth   Eakring   10/09/05   1   Nectaring
......05
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   16/07/05   1   MV light
......05
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   30/06/05   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Meadows NR   05/06/05   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   03/06/05   4   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   02/06/05   1   Field record
......
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   27/05/05   2   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   26/05/05   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring   26/05/05   2   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   24/05/05   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   18/05/05   1   MV light
......
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   11/04/05   1   MV light
                     
                     
2004 Migrant moth records
Species       Site   Date   Oty   Method
..........................................   ..........................................   Ollerton (Sherwood Energy Village)   07/10/13       To outside light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   05/09/04   1   Field record
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   04/09/04   1   Field record
......
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   26/08/04   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   26/08/04   2   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   15/08/04   3   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Eakring Flash   14/08/04   1   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   14/08/04   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   14/08/04   4   MV light
73.327 Agrotis ipsilon   Dark Sword-grass   Red Hill, Eakring   10/08/04   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   10/08/04   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   10/08/04   5   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   08/08/04   2   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   07/08/04   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   07/08/04   2   MV light
69.014 Hyles gallii   Bedstraw Hawk-moth   Clipstone Old Quarter   07/08/04   1   Larva
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Red Hill, Eakring   03/08/04   1   MV light
......
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Lound Wood   05/07/04   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   04/07/04   1   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Red Hill, Eakring   01/07/04   1   MV light
......
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Flash   25/06/04   1   Field record
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   21/06/04   1   MV light
18.001 Plutella xylostella   Diamond-back Moth   Lound Wood   12/06/04   1   MV light
73.015 Autographa gamma   Silver Y   Eakring Meadows NR   12/06/04   2   Field record
                     
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