61.015 .... B&F 1572
Brown Argus Aricia agestis ([Denis & Schiffermüller], 1775) 
Status .....J.W. Carr never listed Brown Argus as having occurred in Nottinghamshire in his 1916 book, although it had allegedly been recorded by Sterland at the time. It was known from SK77 (near Kirton) and SK73 (near Hickling) between 1940 and 1957, although it has to be said that neither area looks to have much in the way of suitable Brown Argus habitat on first impression. Apparently reappeared in the county after a gap of approximately 40 years in 1997, when one was recorded along the disused railway line near Bingham (Birch, Dr, A.). The same year also saw the Brown Argus recorded from Holme Pierrepont, along a former colliery railway line at Gedling, a disused railway line near Newark and along another disused railway line at Cotham.
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 2018
Photographed at Warsop Main Pit Top July 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brown Argus 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Graham Birkett.

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Updated January 2021

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