Rhagonycha fulva (Scopoli, 1763)
A very common species, Rhagonycha fulva is often commonly referred to by schoolboys as Bloodsucker. It belongs to the Cantharidae group which are known as Soldier Beetles. There are about 40 UK species and they are frequent visitors to thistles and umbelliferous flowers.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhagonycha fulva
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Wil Heeney. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Nottingham City Council. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Jim Flanagan. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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 February 2017

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