Gastrophysa viridula (De Geer, 1775)
A common and widespread leaf beetle, found on Dock. This was the first time that we have found this metallic green species, being swept from low vegetation at Penny Pasture Common in July 2009 and April 2011.
UK distribution of Gastrophysa viridula

The UK distribution maps on are provided by the National Biodiversity Network (NBN Gateway) Each red square on the map indicates species present in 10km grid squares.

Updated September 2011

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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gastrophysa viridula
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 May 2014

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