Pogonocherus hispidulus (Piller & Mitterpacher, 1783)
A widespread longhorn beetle across southern counties of the UK, Pogonocherus hispidulus is distinctly uncommon in Nottinghamshire, with no traceable county records since the turn of the last century (from South Leverton). Then in 2015, two records came out of the blue, with one found and photographed by Nick Crouch at Cotham (lower photographs) and another at Collingham (Barnes, C.). There were no other records until one was found under bark at Buck Gates, Sherwood Forest in 2021 (Pendleton, T.A.) and Nottingham Trent University's Brackenhurst Campus in December 2023 (Andrews, L.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pogonocherus hispidulus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nick Crouch. Charlie Barnes. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Liam Andrews.

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 December 2023

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