Donacia semicuprea (Panzer, 1796) 
One of a number of very similar beetles found in Nottinghamshire wetlands, especially canals and gravel pits etc. Donacia semicuprea has a patchy distribution, with records clustered around Nottingham and the lower part of the Trent Valley and around Worksop, where it can be found along the Chesterfield Canal outside Kilton.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Donacia semicuprea    
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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 July 2021

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