Stictopleurus punctatonervosus (Goeze, 1778)
One of two Stictopleurus species, that have only fairly recently become established in the UK. Originally, both species were most frequent in the counties of Kent and Essex, but both have spread rapidly further north through central and southern parts of the UK.

Stictopleurus punctatonervosus is the commoner of the two species and identification between them is difficult and slight. The lower two photographs show an adult with dark colouration, which was found on the dead flowers of Yarrow, at Budby South Forest in mid-November 2010, while the lighter individual in the top two photographs was found on a small area of rough ground in the car park of the now closed Conservative Club in Market Warsop in September 2012.

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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stictopleurus punctatonervosus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Dave Budworth. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. NBGRC.

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 December 2018

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