Leiopus nebulosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Another longhorn beetle, although it's small size (body length around 10mm) in comparison with some other Cerambycidae, means that it is quite inconspicuous. Leiopus nebulosus is a longhorn that we do not often come across and we currently have few records. The one in the upper four photographs being found at Warsop Wood in May 2011, whist the other was one of our two Sherwood Forest NNR records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leiopus nebulosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton. M L Denton (2002 Sherwood Forest Coleoptera survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Pauline Bradford. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Wil Heeney. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Samantha Batty.

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 2022

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