Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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A common group of insects are Shieldbugs, named after their heraldic shield-like shape and belonging to the order Hemiptera. They frequent most types of vegetation and although most feed on their foliage and berries etc, some species are carnivorous. Shieldbugs go through several stages of growth called nymphs, which are as frequently found as the adults and a few species exhibit brood care. Shieldbugs are also fairly regular visitors to MV moth traps.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Elasmostethus interstinctus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Meg Skinner. Sean Tobin. Stuart Warrington. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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 November 2017

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