Aradus depressus (Fabricius, 1794)
A small 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.).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Aradus depressus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Adrian Dutton.

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 April 2021

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