Notonecta viridis (Delcourt, 1909) 
One of four species of Notonecta in the UK, all four of which are found in Nottinghamshire. They are characteristically large, backswimming Water Boatmen and their known distribution in the county is largely due to the recording efforts of Bob Merritt. The one llustrated, was found in one of the larger ponds at Gedling CP in August 2020. Notonecta viridis has spread inland and northwards in recent years and is now much commoner than in the late 1950's, when it was considered a largely coastal species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Notonecta viridis 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Bob Merritt. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (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 August 2020

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