Palloptera muliebris (Harris, [1780])
Probably a fairly widespread species in Nottinghamshire, but despite the NBN Atlas showing a number of historical records from the county, there are just a couple of modern records. Across the UK, Palloptera muliebris has a patchy distribution with a distinct coastal distribution in some areas and is often found near Sycamore. The one below was found indoors at Ravenshead by David and Veronica McGeever in late July 2018 and there have been a number of recent records from Market Warsop and Langold. Our thanks go to Pauline Bradford (below left photograph) and David McGeever (below right photograph) for kindly allowing us to use their photographs below.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Palloptera muliebris
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England Invertebrate Site Register. David and Veronica McGeever. Steven Chick. Andrea Wright. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford.

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 2020

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