small, but attractively coloured Mirid is originally of
Mediterranean origin, but spread up through Europe and
was discovered for the first time in the UK at Rotherham
in SW Yorkshire (VC63) in May 2010 (Flanagan, J). Within a few months, Conostethus
venustus was found by the same recorder as new to
Nottinghamshire at Mansfield Woodhouse (Flanagan, J) in 2010. There have since been a series of
records and this bug should be looked for around
Scentless Mayweed growing on sparsely vegetated ground.