Eremocoris fenestratus (Herrich-Schäffer, 1839
There appears to be no previous records of this quite large Lygaeid bug in Nottinghamshire, but its a species which has now cropped up twice at the time of writing (April 2023) with records from pine needle litter under mature Scot's Pines at Lambley Cemetery in February 2023 and then in pine needle litter again, this time at Retford Cemetery in April 2023.

It seems that this is another species in the process of expanding its UK range, after being historically restricted to the Chilterns, where it was found on Juniper, and presumed extinct there for many years until turning up in the London area around a decade ago. The London records were originally thought due to accidental importation via the horticultural trade and Eremocoris fenestratus has turned up at a number of other sites since.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eemocoris fenestratus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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