72.069 .... B&F 2473
Beautiful Hook-tip Laspeyria flexula ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 
Status .....Although the distribution map would suggest a different county status, Beautiful Hook-tip remains Grade 3 listed and not common. It took us over ten years to finally record our personal first record of this moth, before it turned up on another two occasions in quick succession at different sites.
Photographed at Market Warsop July 2013.
Photographed at Bevercotes Pit Wood July 2013
Larva, photographed at Clumber Park May 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Beautiful Hook-tip
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Lound Moth Group. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth reports 2003-2012). Phil Lee. Colin Watkin. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Sean Tobin. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2013). Tim Sexton. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2014). David Yates. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2016). Meg Skinner. NBGRC. Martin Gray. Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2017). Steven Chick. Colin Watkin. Ian Blackmore-Allen. Charles Cannon. Caron Stubbs (Ransom Wood Moth Trapping Results 2010-2013). Iain Leach, Kate Harte and Paul Baker (Budby South Forest Moth Trapping Results). Tom Shields. Graham Birkett. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2021

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