Large Skipper 160703 Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

Nottinghamshire Flutterings on 7st July 2016: White-letter Hairstreak

One new species for the year since last time:

White-letter Hairstreak Richard Smyth 4/7/16 Cotgrave Woods

Species seen recently with some of the sites recorded (including some individual counts):

Small Skipper
Besthorpe NR Old Works, Carlton, East Leake Meadow Park, Flawborough Footpath (9), Sandybanks LNR

Large Skipper 160703 Dyscarr Wood by Pauline Bradford

Large Skipper
Bestwood, Cotgrave Forest, Cotgrave Woods, Dyscarr Wood, East Leake Meadow Park, Flawborough Footpath (15), Ruddington, Sandybanks LNR (9), Toton Sidings, Upper Saxondale

Large White
Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park, Skylarks (Blott’s Pit)

Small White
Skylarks Blott’s Pit, Toton Sidings

Green-veined White
Wollaton Park Transect

Brown Argus
East Leake Meadow Park (1 very tatty)

Common Blue
Flawborough Footpath (6), Sandybanks LNR, Cotgrave Woods, Dyscarr Wood, Carlton

Holly Blue
Carlton-in-Lindrick

Red Admiral
Grantham Canal (1)

Painted Lady
Carlton-in-Lindrick (1), Dyscarr Wood (1)

Painted Lady 160630 at Langold by Pauline Bradford

Small Tortoiseshell
Bestwood, Carlton-in-Lindrick, Cotgrave Woods, East Leake Meadow Park (6), Flawborough Footpath, Sandybanks LNR (4)
Toni Lachetta has commented that there are a few nice, pristine, tortoiseshells about

Peacock
Two nests of larvae at Sandybanks NR (Toni Lachetta)

Comma
Singletons seen along Grantham Canal: A46 East to Hoe Hill, Saxondale nature area

Speckled Wood
Carlton-in-Lindrick, Cotgrave Woods (8), Dyscarr Wood, East Leake Meadow Park, Flawborough Footpath, Cropwell Bishop, Ruddington, Sandybanks LNR, Upper Saxondale nature area, Wilford Claypits NR

Marbled White
Bingham Linear Park Transect (2), Toton Sidings (3)

Meadow Brown
Bingham Linear Park Transect (22), Glebe Field transect at Attenborough NR (15), Potwell Dyke Transect (41)

Small Heath
Flawborough Footpath (4)

Ringlet
Besthorpe NR (15), Bingham Linear Park Transect (66), Carlton, Cotgrave Woods (16), Dyscarr Wood (46), East Leake Meadow Park (63), Flawborough Footpath (74), Grantham Canal, Cropwell Bishop, Ruddington, Sandybanks LNR (35), Skylarks Transect (55), Toton Sidings (27), Upper Saxondale, Wilford Claypits NR (26), Wollaton Park Transect (54)

Marbled white 160703 Bingham Linear Park by Jenny Hawkins

Marbled white 160703 Bingham Linear Park by Jenny Hawkins

I hope Purple Hairstreak and even Purple Emperor will be seen at Cotgrave Woods / Forest on Saturday, I was due to lead the walk but Bill Bacon has stepped in as I have family matters.

2016 species status to date:
29. White-letter Hairstreak [22/06/2010-27/09/2003] 4/07/16-
28 Essex Skipper [14/06/2004-15/09/2012] 30/06/16-
27. Silver-washed Fritillary [25/06/2016-04/09/2013] 25/06/2016-
26. Marbled White [21/06/2016-13/08/1997] 21/06/16-
25. Ringlet [10/05/1999?-07/10/2015] 16/06/2016-
[ ] indicate first and last dates in Notts records dating back to 1995.

My thanks to the following:
Alison Watson, Antoni Lachetta, Bill Bacon, Brian Johnson, Chris Cooper, Graham Birkett, Graham Gamage, Howard Williams, Jenny & Steve Smith, Jenny Hawkins, Pauline Bradford, Pete Brewin, Richard Smyth, Roger Freestone

Remember the Big Butterfly Count starts on 15th July and runs through to the 7th August.

http://www.bigbutterflycount.org/


Richard Rogers

Posted in Nottinghamshire Flutterings.