52.002 .... B&F 0370
Hornet Moth Sesia apiformis (Clerck, 1759)  
Status .....Extremely rare in Nottinghamshire, with just a single known site at the Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus. Discovered in 2015 by Jérémie Cauchois, this was the first county record since 1986. Numerous exit holes were subsequently found after the discovery at the base of Poplar sp (Wright, S.) and    
Emergence holes on Poplar sp, photographed at Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus July 2020
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hornet Moth  
Entrance to Nottingham University's Jubilee Campus. Hornet Moth exit holes were present at the base of a number of Poplar sp.
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sheila Wright (Nottinghamshire macro moth report 2015). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Update January 2021

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