Heath Coenonympha pamphilus (Linnaeus, 1758)
.....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. Its 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 Rainworth
Heath June 2016
||Photographed at Eakring
Meadows May 2003