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Black Arches Lymantria monacha (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....First recorded at Eakring on July 31st 2007, which was the first Nottinghamshire record since 1970 and came a day before another was also taken at light in a Ravenshead garden. Further moths were taken from Lound Wood over the following nights, then again in 2008, when it was also recorded for the first time from the Sherwood Forest NNR. It is probably quite widespread now in north Nottinghamshire.
Male photographed at Lound Wood July 2008   Female photographed at Sherwood Forest CP July 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Black Arches
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). Dave Morton. Andy Ashley. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). NBGRC. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Indy Kiemel and Agnes Kiemel. Martin Gray. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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