Apteropeda globosa (Illiger, 1794)
Although there are a large number of very similar looking leaf beetles, the two UK species of Apteropeda are distinctive in the filed through their more rounded shape, when viewed from above. Apteropeda globosa is the less common of the two (a third Apteropeda is now thought extinct in the UK) and is Nationally notable B. This adult was strangely found ascending the trunk of a tree at Wellow Park in May 2013. As with all of the 'jumping' leaf beetles, photography is fraught with the likelyhood of the subject making a quick exit.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Apteropeda globosa
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 2016

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