Bruchela rufipes (Olivier, 1790) 
Appears to be uncommon and restricted in the UK, but is regarded by some sources to be somewhat under-recorded. Its main UK stronghold is west parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, with a scattering of records elsewhere which includes several from South Yorkshire. The one in the accompanying photographs, was found by Tim Sexton, on the site of the former Rufford Colliery at Rainworth in June 2020. Mignonette (Reseda lutea) is the hostplant and as this is often common on many brownfield sites, Bruchela rufipes could yet turn up at a number of other brownfield sites.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Bruchela rufipes  
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Adrian Dutton. Tim Sexton.

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Updated June 2020

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