Heterocordylus tibialis (Hahn, 1833)
An inconspicuous bug which is extremely under-recorded in Nottinghamshire. Found solely on Broom, Heterocordylus tibialis is best found by using a beating tray, as they are often hard to approach. Likely to be present at any site with a good amount of Broom growing, espcially former Pit Tops and brownfield sites. The ones in the photographs below, were found by hand searching foliage and flowers at Warsop Main Pit Top in mid-June 2016.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heterocordylus tibialis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. David Shaw.

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 2024

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