Scymnus interruptus (Goeze, 1777) 
The occurrence of this small ladybird in a Market Warsop garden in July 2023, seems to represent the first record for Nottinghamshire. Scymnus interruptus is similar to several other Scymnus species and can be identified without the need for dissection. Uusally found in gardens across much of south-eastern part of the UK, it appreas to be spreading north and the Market Warsop record is one of the most northerly. It favours a variety of evergreen shrubs and Ivy covered walls etc. The one illustrated below, was found on a large Ceonothus.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scymnus interruptus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated August 2023

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