Lopus decolor (Fallén, 1807)
A small Mirid bug, found commonly in grassy areas. Its small size probably means that Lopus decolor is likely to be overlooked by many entomologists and its relatively bland colouration does little to attract attention. Sweeping grassy areas is probably the best method of finding this species. All of the Nottinghamshire records we have, come from the central/north of the county, from sites lying on Sherwood Sandstone.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Lopus decolor
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Jim Flanagan.

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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