61.004 .... B&F 1557
Purple Hairstreak Favonius quercus (Linnaeus, 1758) .... Formerly known as Neozephyrus quercus
Status .....A Grade 3 listed Nottinghamshire butterfly, which is still under-recorded in Sherwood Forest NNR, despite being common there. Can be found at many sites, not shown on the accompanying distribution map.
Photographed at Clipstone Old Quarter August 2009
Photographed at Lound Wood July 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Purple Hairstreak
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Lound Moth Group.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2019

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