Saldula orthochila (Fieber, 1859)
Shore Bugs represent a difficult group of similar looking small bugs. All are found near water, but Saldula orthochila is the only species which prefers drier habitats, including wasteground, heathland and other predominantly dry sites. The only previous Nottinghamshire records we can currently trace, are from the Sherwood Forest area (which apart from the nymph in the lower two photographs from 2009) date back to the early 1900's. The adult is shown in the top four photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Saldula orthochila
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sorby Natural History Society.

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 2021

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