Gastrophysa polygoni (Linnaeus, 1758)
This is a small and colourful leaf beetle, no more than 5mm in length, with metallic green wing cases and head, whilst the thorax is bright red. G. polygoni feeds on the leaves of various Polygonum sp and is a member of the Chrysomelidae family.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gastrophysa polygoni
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Allan and Annette Binding (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 February 2017

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