Hairy Shieldbug Dolycoris baccarum (Linnaeus, 1758)
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A common group of insects are Shieldbugs, named after their heraldic shield-like shape and belonging to the order Hemiptera. They frequent most types of vegetation and although most feed on their foliage and berries etc, some species are carnivorous. Shieldbugs go through several stages of growth called nymphs, which are as frequently found as the adults and a few species exhibit brood care. Shieldbugs are also fairly regular visitors to MV moth traps. The Hairy Shieldbug (formerly Sloe Bug) is a very common species and found on a range of plants. Huge numbers occurred at many sites during the Summer of 2006.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dolycoris baccarum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Martin Warne. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Meg Skinner. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014).

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 February 2017

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