61.010 .... B&F 1569
Small Blue Cupido minimus (Fuessly, 1775) 
It is doubtful that this species ever occurred naturally in Nottinghamshire, but no doubt there have been several attempts at introducing this butterfly by the release of captive-bred stock. It is currently doing very well after just such an attempt at Pleasley Pit Top a few years ago. J.W. Carr quotes from William Howitt's 'Book of the Seasons' in which Howitt claimed it 'was infrequent in Nottinghamshire', yet Carr himself, in his 1916 book 'The Invertebrate Fauna of Nottinghamshire' states that 'no entomologist has noticed it in the county'.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Blue    
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Updated June 2022

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