Blue Shieldbug Zicrona caerulea (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. The Blue Shieldbug is an attractively coloured species which we have found only occasionally, at Eakring Flash in 2006 and then most recently at Sherwood Forest CP, Clipstone Old Quarter and Penny Pasture Common.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Zicrona caerulea
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.

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 2019

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