Chrysomela aenea (Linnaeus, 1758)
With no records (recent or otherwise) showing on the NBN Atlas, the chance find of a single adult Chrysomela aenea, on Alder at Warsop Main Pit Top in late June 2015, may well be the first Nottinghamshire record. It eventually took a further six years before finding a second individual, from the same site in May 2021 and again a year later in May 2022 (Johnson, R.). Chrysomela aenea appears to be widespread over much of the north-west UK, so may well be increasing its south-easterly range in much the same way as Agelastica alni (the Alder Leaf Beetle) has done in the past few years.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Chrysomela aenea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Rob Johnson.

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 May 2022

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