Closterotomus trivialis

    Description

    Quite similar to Closterotomus fulvomaculatus – care needs to be taken with id.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    A new arrival in Britain where it has been associated with the planted Hypericum × hidcoteense 'Hidcote' , but a pest of Olive crops in other parts of Europe.

    When to see it

    May-June.

    UK Status

    New arrival in Britain – it was recently recorded for the first time in London – the species seems to be spreading.

    VC55 Status

    Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland, but probably increasing in our area.

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    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

    Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

    UK Map