Woundwort Shieldbug Eysarcoris venustissimus (Schrank, 1776)
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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. Woundwort Shieldbug Eysarcoris venustissimus (formerly E. fabricii) is often a very common species where it occurs and should be looked for on White Dead Nettle Lamium album or Hedge Woundwort Stachys sylvatica.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Eysarcoris venustissimus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Darren Matthews. Nottingham City Council. Pauline Bradford. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Meg Skinner. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Jim Flanagan. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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 January 2024

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