Brassica Shieldbug Eurydema oleracea (Linnaeus, 1758)  
This attractive Shieldbug had been spreading steadily north from southern counties of the UK for a number of years, before finally reaching Nottinghamshire in 2019, after further records for neighbouring Leicestershire and Lincolnshire and a probable first for South Yorkshire. Nottinghamshire's first were found at Colwick Racecourse by Darren Matthews in May 2019. We are very grateful to Darren, for allowing us to use his photographs below (top), showing both the white and red spotted forms of this attractive Shieldbug. Hostplants include a range of Brassicas such as Garlic Mustard and Horse Radish.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brassica Bug 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Darren Matthews.

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 May 2019

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