Southern Oak Bush Cricket Meconema meridionale (Costa, 1860)
Not recorded in the UK until 2001, but now established in many south-eastern counties. Southern Oak Bush Cricket is currently still rare in Nottinghamshire with only a handful of records, all of which have so far come from the south-west of the county. One in a Bilborough on 09/09/07, was Nottinghamshire's first ever and the most northerly UK record at the time. We are aware of no other records until found by Tim Sexton at Nottingham University (Highfields) on 02/10/17 and at Attenborough NR on 10/10/17. Our thanks go to Tim Sexton for providing us with the photograph below.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Meconema meridionale
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Roy Frost. Tim Sexton.

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 October 2017

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