Box Bug Gonocerus acuteangulatus (Goeze, 1778)
Discovered as being new to Nottinghamshire, when recorded from Attenborough NR by Tim Sexton in April 2015. Formerly recorded as an RDB1 species and only from Box Hill in Surrey, Box Bug has rapidly increased it's range to cover large parts of the south-eastern UK. It reached Leicestershire for the first time in 2014, so its occurrence in Nottinghamshire was to be expected. Now found on a variety of trees and shrubs, Tim found and photographed this individual on Cherry. More records should follow in the coming years.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gonocerus acuteangulatus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

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 2016

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