Heather Beetle Lochmaea suturalis (Thomson, C.G., 1866)
A common beetle of heathland from March onwards, regularly seen in flight on warm, sunny days. In Nottinghamshire, it can be found easily at Budby South Forest, but falls to the ground at the slightest disturbance. Length around 6mm.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lochmaea suturalis
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Allan and Annette Binding. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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 February 2017

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