Nephus quadrimaculatus (Herbst, 1783) 
This very small Coccinellid was first recorded from Tollerton in 2019 (Golding, G.), this record being followed by one from an Attenborough garden, when one was beaten from an Ivy covered tree in May 2020. In 2021, it was found through the deliberate beating of Ivy at Chilwell (Browne, S.) then at Meadow Lane, Attenborough (Browne, S. and Slater, N.) and at Beeston Sidings (Pendleton, T.A). Most UK records are from south-east counties, with records also coming from parts of the West Midlands, but will almost certainly increase in the coming years. Thanks go to Tim, for allowing us to use his photographs (lower two) on the website.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nephus quadrimaculatus 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Gary Golding. Tim Sexton. Sean Browne. Nigel Slater.

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 August 2021

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