Gastrodes grossipes (DeGeer, 1773)
Commonly known as the Pine Cone Bug, Gastrodes grossipes is found on Scot's Pine. There is one similar species, although this is found on Norway Spruce. This adult was beaten of a single Scot's Pine on Budby South Forest in August 2009, but numerous adults and nymphs (lower left) were beaten from a small Pine near Oak Tree Heath, Mansfield recently.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Gastrodes grossipes
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sorby Natural History Society. Richard Davidson. Jim Flanagan.

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 December 2018

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