Orthonotus rufifrons (Fallén, 1807)  
This Mirid Bug seems to be fairly widespread across parts of Nottinghamshire, most especially on sites lying on sandstone within the Sherwood Forest area. In the UK, Orthonotus rufifrons has a stange, patchy distribution in parts of the southern UK and Wales, which is likely to be down to the wingless (Braachypterus) nature of the female. The hostplant is Nettle, especially growing in damp/shaded woodland. The female is illustrated.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orthonotus rufifrons  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Jim Flanagan. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated January 2021

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