Liorhyssus hyalinus (Fabricius, 1794) 
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Numerous batches of red eggs found on Prickly Lettuce Lactua serriola at Ordsall, Retford in late August 2022, were taken home for rearing to determine species. Succesful rearing eventually produced adults which had already been identified during the nymph stages as Liorhyssus hyalinus, which was believed new to Nottinghamshire at the time. The lower two photographs show the colouration typical of those reared in captivity, but the specimen in the upper two photographs was found at Ordsall in September 2022.

Numerous nymphs were then found on Sow Thistle Sonchus oleracea at Eakring, so this Rhopalid Bug must be fairly widespread in the county, probably preferring brownfield sites, the rough edges of fields etc, wherever the host plants grow. Liorhyssus hyalinus was once regarded as a migrant to the UK, but has become established, but Nottinghamshire is probably well north of its currently known range.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Liorhyssus hyalinus    
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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