Leptopterna ferrugata (Fallén, 1807)
A common Plantbug of long grass in dry areas, Leptopterna ferrugata is very similar to Leptopterna dolobrata. Males are always fully-winged, but the females are usually brachypterous (partly winged). This large plant bug turned up in nearly every sweep of the net, during an invertebrate survey of Sherwood Heath in July 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leptopterna ferrugata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society.

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Updated January 2022

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