Common Shore Bug Saldula saltatoria (Linnaeus, 1758)
Shore Bugs represent a difficult group of similar looking small bugs, found near water. Saldula saltatoria is the commonest of the 11 UK species and our only record to date, comes from the edges of several shallow pools on the site of the former sand quarry at Market Warsop in April 2013. Quite difficult to photograph, they are able to take flight easily and even land on the water surface, to avoid capture. Size 4mm.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Saldula saltatoria
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Sorby Natural History Society. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 2022

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