Brachychaeteuma bagnalli (Verhoeff, 1911)
Two of the UK's three Brachychaeteuma species are extremely difficult to determine to species level and require an adult male to be able to do so. Even then, there is great variability in the male gonopods and unfortunately, the record of a female from an Attenborough garden in early January 2016 (Sexton, T.) remains only as Brachychaeteuma sp. A second female was collected from Pleasley Vale in February 2016 (Whiteley, D.) and the frustration continued when yet another female was recorded from a Mansfield Woodhouse garden in March 2017. But a succession of records from a Mapperley garden (Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.) since December 2016, eventually culminated in the finding of a male two years later, which finally allowed us to identify the species occurring there at least, as being Brachychaeteuma bagnalli.
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Brachychaeteuma sp, photographed at Attenborough by Tim Sexton
 
 
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Brachychaeteuma bagnalli
 
Undetermined Brachychaeteuma sp recorded from a Mansfield Woodhouse garden, March 2017.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Derek Whiteley.

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 November 2018

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