Small Grass Shieldbug Neottiglossa pusilla (Gmelin, 1790)
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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. Neottiglossa pusilla is a small species, which prefers damp grassland. Warsop Main Pit Top in 2006 and Clipstone Old Quarter in 2009 are two sites from where we have recorded this species.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Neottiglossa pusilla
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). NBGRC.

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 December 2018

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