Oxidus gracilis (C.L.Koch, 1847
Only recently recorded new to Nottinghamshire, when a single specimen was found underneath a plant pot stood on bark chippings and located underneath a number of large conifers at a Mapperley garden centre in late November 2022. Second and third county recordS came with several immature specimens found at a Worksop garden centre in April 2023, then at another garden centre at Epperstone in October 2023.

This species is believed to have originated from East Asia and has obviously been imported via the horticultural trade. Across the UK, there are a number of records from plant nurseries and garden centres running up through central parts of the UK, but it is largely thought not to be able to survive outdoors during the Winter months.
Juvenile/immature Oxidus gracilis, photographed at Worksop April 2023.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Oxidus gracilis    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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