Long-winged Conehead Conocephalus fuscus (Thunberg, 1815)
Crickets and Grasshoppers belong to the order Orthoptera and the current UK list contains around 30 species, including several known migrants/accidentals. The Long-winged Conehead is a large species. Nottinghamshire's first record of this rapidly spreading species, came in August 2007 when it was first discovered at Keyworth Meadow in the far south of the county. It was then found at Attenborough Nature Reserve and spread north-east up the Trent Valley over the next few years. In August 2011, it was discovered at Shirebrook Pit Wood by Roy Frost and we have found it more recently on wasteground at New Ollerton in October 2012.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conocephalus fuscus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. NBGRC. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Roy Frost. Darren Matthews. Lawrence Archibald.

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 2021

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