Corizus hyoscyami (Linnaeus, 1758)
This beautifully coloured Rhopalid Bug, was once more or less restricted to coastal areas of the UK, but in recent years the number of inland records has increased and it had been found several times in Leicestershire by 2012. It seemed that it was only a matter of time before Corizus hyoscyami reached Nottinghamshire and it was originally thought that one found at Southwell on 08/08/13 by David Yates, was the first Nottinghamshire record. However, two were recorded and photographed by Adrian Dutton at Shelford on 20/04/11. Adrian was unaware until August 2013, that his record was a county first. The Southwell record was hastily followed by another, when a member of the public took a specimen to the visitor centre at Attenborough NR for identification by Tim Sexton. We immediately conducted searches of suitable sites and found two on wasteground at Ollerton on 18/08/13.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Corizus hyoscyami
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - David Yates. Adrian Dutton. Darren Matthews. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Michael Blount. David Shaw. Wil Heeney. Chloe Ryder. Sorby Natural History Society. Rob Johnson. NBGRC. Meg Skinner. Barry Lygo. Josh Hedley. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Gary Hobson. Nick and Samantha Brownley. Jim Flanagan.

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 January 2024

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Corizus hyoscyami in Nottinghamshire
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