Plagiognathus arbustorum (Fabricius, 1794)
A very common, but small plant bug of low vegetation such as Nettles etc. Not the most attractively marked or coloured species, the diagnostic ID features are the dark stripes on the hind femur. Plagiognathus arbustorum, was the commonest plant bug recorded on a visit to Wellow Park in July 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Plagiognathus arbustorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Barry Lygo.  Pauline Bradford. Jim Flanagan. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. David Shaw.

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 2024

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