70.047 .... B&F 1720
Gem Nycterosea obstipata (Fabricius, 1794)
Status .....A rare migrant to Nottinghamshire with just four recent records. There are records from the NTU's Brackenhurst Campus at Southwell in 2006 (Wright, S. Osborne, J. and Beasley, N.), Misterton Soss in 2011 (Wood, N.) and from Broadholme in 2016 (Gray, M.). Showed on the distribution map is a record from Market Warsop in 2017 (Chick, S.), although there was no photograph to help substantiate the record.

A note on Broadholme records: Broadholme is in vice county VC56 of Nottinghamshire (which is covered by www.eakringbirds.com), but not in the administrative county of Nottinghamshire on which  the county's moth records are based by the county macromoth recorder. As such, no Broadholme records appear in any county reports, but they are officially recognised by Butterfly Conservation as being Nottinghamshire records.
Photographed by Martin Gray at Broadholme August 19th 2016
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gem 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2006). Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2011). Steven Chick. Martin Gray.

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 May 2019

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