61.014 .... B&F 1571
Silver-studded Blue Plebejus argus (Linnaeus, 1758)  
The Silver-studded Blue is long since extinct in Nottinghamshire and it does not appear to have been recorded from anywhere in the county since the late 1800's. This species was obviously scarce and confined when J.W. Carr was gathering records for his book 'The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire' published in 1916. He states 'common in Sherwood Forest' and that it 'used to be constant in one restricted locality in Clumber Park'. Carr also mentions 'several specimens taken by the side of Rainworth Water, near Fountaindale in July 1885 and two taken at Sookholme Moor'. The records listed by Carr appear to be the last known.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silver-studded Blue 
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Updated June 2021

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