Kissophagus hederae (Schmitt, 1843) 
This small bark beetle was only recently found new to Nottinghamshire. It hostplant is Ivy (Hedera helix) but it was still a surprising find when beating Ivy growing on trees opposite the old entrance to the Sherwood Forest CP in May 2020. Kissophagus hederae has a very patchy UK distribution, with most records coming from south-east counties, parts of south Wales and West Norfolk and Suffolk. Possibly increasing its UK range.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Kissophagus hederae 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - 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 May 2020

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