Apolygus lucorum (Meyer-Dür, 1843)
A common Plantbug found on a range of plants including Tansy, Nettle and often on Mugwort. Again, there are several very similar species that make identification less easy. Apolygus lucorum is probably widespread over much of Nottinghamshire and obviously very much under recorded. The ones illustrated, were found on Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris) at Ravensdale, Mansfield and on Tansy (Tanacetum vulgare) at Hoveringham, in August 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Apolygus lucorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2022

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