Conostethus venustus (Fieber, 1858)
This very 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.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Conostethus venustus
 
Conostethus venustus habitat at Gorsethorpe near Market Warsop. In July 2018 and found it within seconds of searching.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Jim Flanagan. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 July 2018

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