Chrysolina marginata (Linnaeus, 1758)
A rare leaf beetle having Nationally notable A status. Accurate determination of its true county and UK status, is made more difficult through the nocturnal habits of this beetle. Feeding on Yarrow (Achillia millefolium), Chrysolina marginata is known to have occurred on just one previous occasion in Nottinghamshire, when found on the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Skylarks Reserve at Holme Pierrepont in 2011. Our chance discovery of this beetle at Warsop Main Pit Top in September 2014, could mean that Chrysolina marginata is present at other former colliery sites across the county.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysolina marginata
 
Chrysolina marginata habitat at Warsop Main Pit Top. The adult in the photographs, was found on a low branch of the Alder, growing at the bottom left of the photograph.
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The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 January 2016

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