59.005 .... B&F 1627
Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Status .....Whilst it remains widespread and relatively common over much of the county, the Small Heath has a decidedly patchy distribution. It generally prefers grassy sites on lighter soils and has certainly benefitted from the demise of the Nottinghamshire coal industry. It's present distribution is more or less a map of the county's former Collieries, some of which are shown as an obvious line of clusters of 1Km grid squares running north-west to south-east through northern areas of Nottingham.
Photographed at New Ollerton August 2020
Photographed at Rainworth Heath June 2016   Photographed at Eakring Meadows May 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Small Heath
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). David Shaw. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Lound Moth Group. NBGRC. Graham Birkett. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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