Athysanus argentarius (Metcalf, 1955) 
Formerly scarce nationally and largely confined to coastal areas, but it has since spread inland and is proving to be quite widespread in Nottinghamshire. It is a distinctive species, large (around 1cm) and the pale line down the length of the wing cases is an obvious character in the field. Usually found in areas of long grass, it has turned up at a a number of former colliery sites.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Athysanus argentarius    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Jim Flanagan. Sorby Invertebrate Group. Sorby Natural History Society. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated August 2021

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