Nettle Ground Bug Heterogaster urticae (Fabricius, 1775)
According to the NBN Gateway, this Ground Bug has a patchy distribution across the UK. In theory, and with Nettle as it's host plant, Heterogaster urticae should be at many more Nottinghamshire sites than it actually appears to be. It is known from Netherfield Ash Lagoons, but our only record came from an industrial estate in Mansfield, where both adults and nymphs (lower two photographs) were quite common in late August 2014.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heterogaster urticae
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Pauline Bradford. Meg Skinner. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC.

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 2019

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