Lochmaea caprea (Linnaeus, 1758)
This leaf beetle is quite common on both Birch and Sallow at Sherwood Forest, both at the Country Park and on Budby South Forest. Lochmaea cuprea is more frequently found on Sallow, but does occur on Birch, usually favouring young plants. There are similar species which do make identification difficult. Photographed in early May 2010.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lochmaea caprea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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Updated January 2022

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