Common Damsel Bug Nabis rugosus (Linnaeus, 1758)
A small Damsel Bug which is common in grassy areas. This species is usually brachypterous, with the wings reaching the end of the abdomen, which helps identification to a degree, but fully-winged forms do occur. These bugs can be easily swept from vegetation during the late Summer, but the adult shown below right, was actually found on a kitchen wall in Market Warsop in early August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Nabis rugosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Jim Flanagan.

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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