Pied Shieldbug Tritomegas bicolor (Linnaeus, 1758)
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The Pied Shieldbug is a well-marked species, which is usually common wherever its favoured host plant is found. Good numbers have been found at locations in Mansfield Woodhouse, Ollerton and Market Warsop, usually on White Dead Nettle Lamium album, where it eats the seeds. A very similar species (Rambur's Pied Shieldbug) has recently colonised the UK, but still found only in Kent, but is probably now north of the River Thames. See differences between the two species below.
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Separation of Pied Shieldbug and Rambur's Pied Shieldbug
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Tritomegas bicolor
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Martin Warne. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Wil Heeney. Pauline Bradford. Tim Sexton. Nottingham City Council. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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 January 2019

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