Gastrophysa polygoni (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small and colourful leaf beetle measuring no more than 5mm in length, with metallic blue/green wing cases and head. The pronotum is red. Gastrophysa polygoni feeds on the leaves of various Polygonum sp. Possibly under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, but widespread and usually found in locations where the hostplant grows, such as field edges etc.
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). Charlie Barnes. Brian Wetton.

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Updated November 2022

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