59.017 .... B&F 1608
Silver-washed Fritillary Argynnis paphia (Linnaeus, 1758)
Status .....The Silver-washed Fritillary was released into Gamston and Eaton Woods near Retford a number of years ago, and where it still survives in small numbers. The butterfly's presence there, resulted in many enthusiasts going to see it in Nottinghamshire for the first time, probably never actually expecting it to turn up anywhere else over the next few years. But the number of isolated records from across the county, suggests that the butterfly is making some natural attempt to recolonise Nottinghamshire. In July 2014, we found a dead Silver-washed Fritillary at the side of the A60 near Mansfield Woodhouse. Completely distanced from any suitable breeding habitat (or possible release site) the location suggests likely migration and so do other recent records from Newstead and Annesley CP, Annesley Pit Top, Staunton Quarry, Bestwood Lodge, Idle Valley NR, Rainworth and from gardens in Calverton, Cotgrave, Woodthorpe and Radcliffe-on-Trent.
Photographed at Gamston Wood July 2010
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Silver-washed Fritillary
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Duncan Lyon. Phil Lee. NBGRC. Michael Blount. Lound Moth Group.

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Updated January 2019

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