Bloody-nosed Beetle Timarcha tenebricosa (Fabricius 1775) 
A large nocturnal and flightless leaf beetle, Timarcha tenebricosa had not been seen anywhere in the county since the turn of the last century, until found and photographed (below) on an industrial estate at Strelley by Mike and Joy Hill. With a UK distribution covering a large area of south-west England. It becomes increasingly more uncommon the further north-east you go, but there are a number of records from neighbouring Leicestershire and West Norfolk, but distribution is generally very patchy away from south-western coastal areas.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Timarcha tenebricosa 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Mike and Joy Hill.

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 2022

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