61.005 .... B&F 1555
Green Hairstreak Callophrys rubi (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Has always been an uncommon species in Nottinghamshire and the difference in this butterfly's distribution a hundred years later, is quite astonishing. The sites mentioned by Carr are all in the northern half of Nottinghamshire, apart from that reported by W.H. Smith. Aside from two Carlton Wood records in 2015 and 2016, the Green Hairstreak is very much a butterfly of southern Nottinghamshire. Seems to be currently doing quite well and may be expanding its range.
Photographed at Gedling CP May 2021
Early stages                            
3rd instar larva. Photographed at Calverton Pit Top, June 2022.
4th instar larva. Photographed at Calverton Pit Top, June 2022.
Pupa. Photographed at Calverton Pit Top, June 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Green Hairstreak
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Duncan Lyon. Robert and Jill Carlyle. Nick and Samantha Brownley. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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