Summer Chafer Amphimallon solstitiale (Linnaeus, 1758)
Described as being locally common across much of the southern UK, this does not appear to be the case for Amphimallon solstitiale in Nottinghamshire. More commonly known as the Summer Chafer, we know of just a few records from within the county, the latest being from Southwell in July 2010 (Yates, D). Adults are usually found flying around the tops of trees etc, but the one photographed was found at the top of Rosebay Willowherb at Clipstone Old Quarter during one evening in July 2011 and was a surprising first for the NNR area. A large species, measuring about 20mm in length.
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UK distribution of Amphimallon solstitiale
 

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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Amphimallon solstitiale
 
 
 
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Updated November 2013

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