Atractotomus mali (Meyer-Dür, 1843) 
A plant bug with a largely south-easterly range in the UK, Atractotomus mali is distinctive by the enlarged second antennal segment, but there are two other very similar species. Care is therefore needed with any identification. Apart from an historical record from Langford in 1912 (Carr) modern records are few, but it has been recorded from Attenborough NR, Misson Carr in 2015 and Hoveringham in July 2021. It should be relatively easy to find by sweeping or beating vegetation, but the lack of records make it a rare find in Nottinghamshire.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Atractotomus mali
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Truat. Jim Flanagan.

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 February 2017

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