Flatbug which is described by some authorities as common in woodland,
although on the basis of our two records from over ten years looking
under bark, Aradus depressus is far from being common in
Nottinghamshire. It is usually found
under bark, or at the base of stumps and is thought that due to it's small
size and secretive nature, it is
probably under-recorded. We would disagree and class this species as
being extremely difficult to find in Nottinghamshire. There are records
from Sherwood Forest CP in 2009 and 2013
(Pendleton, T.A. and Pendleton, D.T.) from Sherwood Forest CP
again in 2018 (Brock, P. Brock, H. Bingham, J.
and Bingham, D.) a Carlton garden in 2020
(Dutton, A.) and from Hatfield Plantation near Market Warsop
in 2021 (Pendleton, T.A.).