Neolygus contaminatus (Fallén, 1807)
A generally common and widespread species on Birch, so Neolygus contaminatus would be expected to be common in its occurences in much of Nottinghamshire. Apart from our own Sherwood Forest record from 2008, we can currently trace just one other Nottinghamshire record, from Bentinck Banks in 2007. N. contaminatus is very similar to a number of other species, so care has to be taken with identification.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Neolygus contaminatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sorby Natural History Society.

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Updated December 2018

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