Tortoise Bug Eurygaster testudinaria (Geoffroy, 1785)  
This is another species which has been expanding its northerly UK range for a number of years. It reached Leicestershire in 2016, when recorded from Ketton Quarry (Nightingale, K.) and finally reached Nottinghamshire in May 2019, when Darren Matthews found and photographed this one at Gedling CP, around a week after finding Nottinghamshire's first Brassica Bug at nearby Colwick CP. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a second record followed from Gedling CP in mid-June 2019 (Tyler, M.). We are once again very grateful to Darren, for allowing us to use his photographs below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tortoise Bug 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Darren Matthews. Peter Smith. Mark Tyler.

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 2019

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