Heterocordylus genistae (Scopoli, 1783)
Heterocordylus genistae is another inconspicuous Mirid bug which is extremely similar to Heterocordylus tibialis. The host plant is a reliable guide to species though, as H. genistae prefers Dyer's Greenweed (Genista tinctoria) and H. tibialis prefers Broom (Cytisus scoparius). This is probably a bug which is restricted in its occurrence in Nottinghamshire, but will probably be present where its foodplant grows. There seem to be no modern records for VC56.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heterocordylus genistae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - 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 January 2022

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