Pilophorus perplexus (Douglas & Scott, 1875)
A rare Mirid bug in Nottinghamshire and indeed, the one photographed below may well be the first county record. Found and photographed at Bramcote Leisure Centre by Tim Sexton in early September 2018, Pilophorus perplexus is one of four similar UK species and is found on a range of deciduous trees, but especially favours Oak. A late instar nymph, was recently beaten from Oak on Budby South Forest in late August 2021. Thanks go to Tim for kindly allowing us to use his photographs (upper two photographs).
Final instar Pilophorus perplexus nymph. Beaten off Oak, Budby South Forest August 2021
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Pilophorus perplexus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2022

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