59.021 .... B&F 1584
White Admiral Limenitis camilla (Linnaeus, 1764) 
Status .....There have been a number of White Admiral records in Nottinghamshire since one at Colwick CP on 14/07/94 (Dennis, M.C.), but determining whether these are of captive origin, or genuinely wild, is always going to be difficult. An unofficial release and introduction of captive bred stock into Eaton and Gamston Woods near Retford, took place sometime during the early 1990's and proved to be very popular with a number of visitors who travelled to see them. But the number of records dropped rather sharply after peaking in 1998. There were apparently no records from either Eaton or Gamston Woods in 2003 and 2004, so another small peak in records between 2005 and 2008, might refer to a second release of captive stock there? There are believed to have been no further records at either woodland since 2008.
Photographed near Retford June 2005
Early stages                            
2nd-instar larva (captive bred) on Honeysuckle Lonicera periclymenum. Photographed July 2024
Final instar larva (just moulted) photographed at Wakerley Great Wood (Northamptonshire) May 2022
Final instar larva, photographed  May 2022
Pupa, ex-Wakerley Great Wood larva, photographed May 2022
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of White Admiral
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Brian Wetton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated November 2022

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