Sermylassa halensis (Linnaeus, 1767)
This colourful leaf beetle was attracted to an MV light operated in Sherwood Forest in August 2008. Presumably S. halensis is a fairly common species in Nottinghamshire, but which might be restricted in range by it's preference for areas of Bedstraw, on which the larvae feed. Length of the individual pictured was 5.5mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Sermylassa halensis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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