66.001 .... B&F 1631
December Moth Poecilocampa populi (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....Probably much more common than the latest distribution map would suggest. December Moth is certainly very common to MV light in the Sherwood Forest and Idle Valley areas and should turn up in suburban areas, as we have records from the middle of Market Warsop. Has also been recorded from Attenborough NR (record not shown on map).
Photographed at Sherwood Forest CP November 2010
Photographed at Lound Wood October 2006
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of December Moth
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. David Hursthouse. Sean Tobin. Sherwood Forest Rothamsted trap results 1986-1990. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Tim Sexton. Robert and Jill Carlyle. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Meg Skinner. Colin Watkin. Iain Leach and Kate Harte (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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