Orsillus depressus (Mulsant & Rey, 1952)
A south European Lygaeid Bug, Orsillus depressus first appeared in the UK in the early 1980's and rapidly spread north into central England. The individual illustrated, was found and photographed in an Attenborough garden by Tim Sexton in early December 2015 and as far as we know, seems likely to be the first record of Orsillus depressus for Nottinghamshire. Found on several species of ornamental Conifers, but regularly associated with Lawson's Cypress.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orsillus depressus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

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Updated January 2016

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