Macrotylus solitarius (Mayer-Dür, 1843)
A Mirid Bug described as being local in the UK. There are probably very few other Nottinghamshire records, as Hemiptera are very much under-recorded in the county. Macrotylus solitarius should be looked for along woodland rides, hedgerows etc wherever Stachys sylvatica (Hedge Woundwort) grows. There are two other species of Macrotylus in the UK and all three are characterised by having a covering of dense hairs on the wing cases. The one below, was found at Cockglode Wood near Edwinstowe in early August 2016.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Macrotylus solitarius
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated August 2016

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