Box Bug Gonocerus acuteangulatus (Goeze, 1778)
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Discovered new to Nottinghamshire in April 2015, when recorded from Attenborough NR by Tim Sexton. Formerly recorded in the UK 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 in recent years. It reached the neighbouring county of Leicestershire in 2014, so its occurrence in Nottinghamshire was only to be expected. Now found on a variety of trees and shrubs, but particularly Box (Buxus sempervirens) and Yew (Taxus baccata), although has been found on a range of other trees and shrubs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gonocerus acuteangulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Smith. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. David Shaw. Phil Lee. David Shaw. Jim Flanagan. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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