Poecilobothrus nobilitatus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Poecilobothrus nobilitatus is common throughout the UK (including Nottinghamshire) frequenting the muddy edges of ponds. The male of this species, is easily distinguished by the white tips to the wings. There are good numbers round the large pond at the entrance to Warsop Main Pit Top at Warsop Vale, but the one below was photographed at Wellow Wood in June 2020.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Poecilobothrus nobilitatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2021

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