Broom Leaf Beetle Gonioctena olivacea (Forster, 1771)
Seemingly unknown (even historically) in Nottinghamshire, until found to be common on Broom Cytisus scoparius in the car park of Manton Pit Wood at Worksop in early July 2017 (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.). More often known as the Broom Leaf Beetle, Gonioctena olivacea has a rather patchy distribution across the UK, with many central counties of the UK having no records and it has recently turned up at Clumber Park in 2023 (Brownley, N. and Brownley, S.).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gonioctena olivacea
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 May 2023

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