Rhyzobius forestieri (Mulsant, 1853) 
Another tiny Coccinellid which has spread northwards from the London area and appears to have arrived in Nottinghamshire in 2021, when recorded along  Meadow Lane in Attenborough, by Sean Browne and Nigel Slater. Rhyzobius forestieri is found on a range of evergreen shrubs (including Ivy) and is often found in parks and gardens. Its very small size, does make it slightly less than obvious from our more familiar ladybirds. Thanks go to Sean for allowing the use of his photographs to illustrate the species here.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhyzobius forestieri    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sean Browne. Nigel Slater.

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Updated January 2022

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