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. Aphanus rolandri is pretty much unmistakable, with no real confusion species. Found predominantly in the south-east of the UK, there are a scattering of records from Midland counties.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aphanus rolandri
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 February 2017

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