Phytocoris varipes (Boheman, 1852)
A common Plant Bug of grassy areas, but there are similar Phytocoris species. Occurring quite late in the year, Phytocoris varipes is likely to be found in a variety of habitats across Nottinghamshire and can be attracted to MV light traps on occasion. The nymph is shown in the lower photographs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phytocoris varipes
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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 February 2017

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