Dock Bug Coreus marginatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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A widespread and common species, once mostly in the south of the UK, but has spread rapidly north over the past few years and is now common over much of Nottinghamshire. Nottinghamshire's first record seems to have been from Netherfield in 2012, with more recent records coming from Attenborough NR, Colwick Park and close to Nottingham City Hospital. Most recently, it has been found well away from the City, at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2017 and Hundred Acre Wood north of Worksop in June 2018. The nymphs and adults feed on Docks (Rumex sp) but they will occasionally wander on to other low vegetation.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coreus marginatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Netherfield Wildlife Group. Darren Matthews. NBN Gateway. Derbyshire Biological Records Centre. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Amanda Knights. Barry Lygo. David Shaw. Jim Flanagan. Tom Shields. Derek Whiteley. Brian Wetton. Sorby Natural History Society. Nic and Samantha Brownley.

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Updated January 2024

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