Friends of
Cotgrave Country Park

Wild for butterflies and moths!

By Rachel Ollerenshaw, July 2023.

People enjoying a recent butterfly walk in the park

During our wildflower and butterfly walk events, hosted by the Friends of Cotgrave Country park and led by Lee (from NCC) we ensure to record the species of butterflies and moths seen along the way to keep a record of fauna within the park.

Why are butterflies and moths important?

We recorded a total of 13 different butterflies and moths: Common blue (Polyommatus icarus), Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola), Speckled wood (Pararge aegeria), Latticed heath (Chiasmia clathrate), Meadow brown (Maniola jurtina), Small heath (Coenonympha pamphilus), Small white (Pieris rapae), Green-veined white (Pieris napi), Gatekeeper (Pyronia Tithonus), Peacock butterfly (Inachis io), Red admiral (Vanessa atalanta), Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae) and a Grass moth (Chrysoteuchia culmella).

Common blue (Polyommatus icarus)
Essex Skipper (Thymelicus lineola)
Small tortoiseshell (Aglais urticae)

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