59.002 .... B&F 1615
Wall Brown Lasiommata megera (Linnaeus, 1767) 
Status .....Without any doubt, the Wall Brown presently represents Nottinghamshire's most threatened and endangered butterfly. Today, the Wall Brown has nationally contracted its range towards coastal areas and is on the point of extinction as a breeding butterfly in Nottinghamshire, with just five records from five different sites since 2012 and no records reported to the county recorder in either 2013 or 2017. The site of the former Calverton Colliery and the neighbouring woodland of Watchwood, were the last sites in Nottinghamshire where it last occurred with any regularity, but the Wall Brown has not been seen there since 2009. Other regular sites and the years when it was last seen include Colwick Country Park in 2000, Bingham Linear Walk in 2006 and Misson in 2012.
Photographed near Eakring village July 2003
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Wall Brown
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Harvey. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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