Pyrrhalta viburni (Paykull, 1799)
This is a common leaf beetle, which has increased over the past years due to the popularity of Viburnum in horticulture. Pyrrhalta viburni can occur in large numbers on some shrubs or gardens, yet remain almost absent in others. Heavy infestations can sometimes be a problem, but the shrub rarely dies through high numbers of beetles or larvae. We found these adults in late August in a Mansfield garden, but have also found it at Mapperley, Nottingham.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pyrrhalta viburni
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2022

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