Eremocoris podagricus Fabricius, 1775)
A Lygaeid Bug with a south-easterly range in the UK and with just two traceable Nottinghamshire records. Eremocoris podagricus was first recorded at Barnstone in 1985 and there seems to have been no further records until one turned up during a Grizzled Skipper survey we conducted on a private site at Langar in May 2015. There are four species of Eremocoris in the UK and correct identification relies mostly on a series of spines found on the swollen femur.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eremocoris podagricus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England Invertebrate Site Register. NBN Gateway. 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 January 2016

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