Apion rubens (Stephens, 1839) 
Recorded from a handful of sites in Nottinghamshire, Apion rubens is very similar to several other red Apions and apart from a record at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Wilwell Farm Cutting, all records have come from heathland sites, including Sherwood Heath, Clumber Park and Spalford Warren, with a 2021 record from the former Thoresby Colliery.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Apion rubens    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. The National Trust (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 January 2022

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