Ilyocoris cimicoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
Sometimes known more commonly as the Saucer Bug or Water Bug, Ilyocoris cimicoides is a widespread aquatic bug across the southern half of the UK. In Nottinghamshire, we have recorded it from a large, shallow pond at the entrance to Warsop Main Pit Top and in numbers at the Skylarks NR at Holme Pierrepont and from Gedling CP. It tends to be common in waters where it occurs. The photographs below, show examples of both adult (left) and small nymph (right).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ilyocoris cimicoides
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Les Catchick. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society. Charlie Barnes. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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Updated January 2021

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