French Flower Chafer Trichius gallicus (Dejean, 1821) 
Representing a remarkable and most unexpected addition to the Nottinghamshire fauna, this stunning species was found and photographed by Sean Browne at a location in Beeston in Nottingham in June 2021. Known only from a few localities in southern counties of the UK and slightly closer to Nottinghamshire in Norfolk, Trichius gallicus is a largely continental Chafer and one which is moving northwards. It is believed to have possibly colonised some UK sites in the last few years, so further records are likely. Grateful thanks go to Sean for contacting us regarding his find so quickly and for allowing the use of his superb photographs here.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Trichius gallicus    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sean Browne.

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 June 2021

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