Short-winged Conehead Conocephalus dorsalis (Latreille, 1804)
It seems that Short-winged Conehead is more restricted in its range across VC56 than the similar Long-winged Conehead. The two species can sometimes share the same habitat, although Short-winged Conehead tends to prefer areas of Juncus in damp, marshy grassland or close to water.

It was first recorded in the county from Attenborough NR and the East Bridgford side of the River Trent at Gunthorpe in 2011, then from Bevercotes Pit Wood and Cottam in 2014 and Kilvington West Lake in 2015. The county recorder has recently supplied some additional Short-winged Conehead records from Stapleford (moorbridge Lane Welands North LWS) in 2019 and again in 2022. However, it still remains known from only a handful of sites across Nottinghamshire, but there has been a renewed effort to search for it in 2022, leading it to be discovered at Eakring Meadows.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conocephalus dorsalis 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Roy Frost. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated August 2022

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