Metatropis rufescens (, 1859)
Stiltbugs are generally small, difficult to find bugs, living amongst low vegetation. Most species are probably best found by sweep-netting the host plant, which proved to be a successful technique to find Metatropis rufescens on Enchanter's Nightshade (Circaea lutetiana) growing in shady conditions, at Clipstone Old Quarter in August 2017. Probably under-recorded species in Nottinghamshire, with the only record away from Sherwood Forest being from near Brackenhurst (Heeney, W.) in 2014.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Metatropis rufescens
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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