70.268 .... B&F 1944
Pale Oak Beauty Hypomecis punctinalis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775)
Status .....First recorded at Eakring in 2007 when there were three records from Lound Wood. Prior to the Eakring records, there was only one modern Nottinghamshire record, coming from Misterton in the early 1980's. The Pale Oak Beauty is very rare in Nottinghamshire and rare in the Midlands area in general, but we recently trapped the first record of this moth from the Sherwood Forest area in 2013.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter June 2013
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pale Oak Beauty
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). NBGRC.  Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results).

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Updated January 2021

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