Aphanus rolandri (Linnaeus, 1758)
This distinctive Ground Bug (Lygaeidae) was previously unknown in Nottinghamshire (VC56), until the one pictured turned up in our Market Warsop garden on a mild afternoon in mid-February 2017. A second specimen turned up near Harwell in September 2018 (Lee, P.). Aphanus rolandri is pretty unmistakable, with no real confusion species. Found predominantly in the south-east of the UK, there are a scattering of records from Midland counties.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphanus rolandri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Phil Lee.

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 September 2018

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