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Camberwell Beauty Nymphalis antiopa (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....A rare migrant to the UK, but not annual and largely occurring in years when obvous influxes take place. In Nottinghamshire, the Camberwell Beauty is especially rare and there are few recent records. Of those we can trace, there were at least three individuals recorded in the latter part of the 1990's - from both Calverton and Chilwell in 1996, with one at Carlton in Spring 1997. The county's most recent Camberwell Beauty was found at Annesley Pit Top (Naylor, P. et al) in September 2011, causing a small twitch at the time. It was photographed by Nigel Davis below, per the Lound Bird Club website (photographer's permission sought).
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Photographed at Annesley Pit Top September 2011
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Camberwell Beauty
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Michael Walker "The Butterfly Year - a summary of 1996" The Nottinghamshire Naturalist, Issue One 1996. Michael Walker "Butterfly News - January to July 1997" The Nottinghamshire Naturalist, Issue Three - August 1997. Lound Bird Club website.

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Updated January 2019

 
 
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