Issus coleoptratus (Fabricius, 1781)
According to the NBN Atlas, this planthopper has a widespread distribution covering much of the southern UK, although distribution does seem rather patchy. Found on many deciduous trees, the Winter is passed in the nymph stage and it was in this stage that Tim Sexton found a nymph at Attenborough NR in January 2018 (bottom two photographs) which is believed to be the first record for Nottinghamshire.

It has since been found again, at Wallingwells Wood at the other end of the county in July 2021, where both adults (top two photographs) and nymphs were commonly beaten off Ivy along the south-facing edge of the wood.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Issus coleoptratus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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 January 2024

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