Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell, 1892)
Another tiny species, Rhyzobius lophanthae is originally of Australian origin, with the length of the one illustrated being no more than 2.5mm. With a number of records across much of the south of the country, this was a surprise find when beating Box (Buxus sempervirens) growing in Lambley Cemetery in early January 2019, and is thought the first record for Nottinghamshire. There have been a couple of additional records after being specifically searched for, from Attenborough (Long Lane) and Ruddington CP in 2021 (Browne, S. and Slater, N.).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhyzobius lophanthae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sean Browne. Nigel Slater.

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 2022

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