|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.
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