Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)

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Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)

Postby stevehind on Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:53 pm

Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa):

Whilst researching old collectors who operated in Derbys or Notts, Dave Budworth came across one Rev Spilsbury from Willington near Derby who gave his collection to Oxford Museum after his death in 1878. This still survives at Oxford, amongst which is a specimen of this Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa) collected by Farrell near Macclesfield in 1858. Ellis (1890) wrote in his Lepidopterous Fauna of Lancashire and Cheshire of a Camberwell Beauty captured at Macclesfield Forest in September 1858 by a Hugh Harrison.


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Camberwell Beauty (Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa) - Oxford Museum
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Re: Camberwell Beauty (Nymphalis antiopa)

Postby RachelMC on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:00 am

A quick check, and the latest record we have on RODIS is a specimen found at Moreton, Wirral in 1995, one of the years when there was a relatively large influx recorded in the UK. There was also an large influx year in 2006 but we have no records in Cheshire for that time.

There are 12 records in total between 1947 and 1995 (although they include two records in Ludlow and St Asaph).


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