57.002 .... B&F 1534
Grizzled Skipper Pyrgus malvae (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Another butterfly which has increased in the county in recent years, largely through the efforts of volunteers carrying out scrub thinning work along disused railway lines in the south and south-east of Nottinghamshire. The main areas of occurrence are along disused railway lines running from East Leake north to Rushcliffe; along the Bingham Linear Walk from mid-way between Langar and Plungar north-west to Bingham and Saxondale and from Staunton northwards past Cotham towards Newark.
Photographed at Saxondale, June 2021
Photographed at Langar, May 2015
Early stages                            
Egg laid on Creeping Cinquefoil Potentilla reptans, Cotham Railway Station May 25th 2022
3rd instar larva. Photographed June 2022.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Grizzled Skipper 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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