Bracken Bug Monalocoris filicis (Linnaeus, 1758)
This small bug is probably very much overlooked in Nottinghamshire. The recent county records we can trace, all come from the Sherwood Forest area, although there appear to be no records from much of the Sherwood Forest NNR itself. There are recent records from Clumber Park, Sherwood Heath, Oak Tree Heath and Rainworth Heath, but the specimen below, was found near Ferns growing in our own Market Warsop garden.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Monalocoris filicis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Derek Whiteley. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sorby Natural History Society. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 2021

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