Rutpela maculata (Poda, 1761)
Another Longhorn beetle and an easy find in the Eakring area is Rutpela maculata. Most sightings have been of adults on umbellifrous flowers and foliage. It's striking yellow and black markings make it one of the easiest of the Longhorns to identify, but the actual amount of black can vary by specimen.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rutpela maculata
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Sean Tobin. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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