Oulema rufocyanea (Suffrian, 1847)
Described as a pest species by some authorities, this beautiful leaf beetle seems common in the Sherwood Forest area of the county. With a length of around 6mm, Oulema rufocyanea feeds on grasses and cereal crops and is widespread throughout Nottinghamshire. This adult was photographed at Market Warsop in April 2018.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oulema rufocyanea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Liam Andrews. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2022

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