Denticulate Leatherbug Coriomeris denticulatus (Scopoli, 1763)
Coriomeris denticulatus belongs to the Heteroptera sub-order Coreidae, often colloquially referred to as Squashbugs. Squashbugs are close relatives of Shieldbugs, but are much more subdued in their colouration. This seems are fairly common species in north Nottinghamshire, but is predominantly a southern UK species and can be found by sweeping areas of Black Medick.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coriomeris denticulatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Meg Skinner. Wil Heeney. Darren Matthews. NBN Gateway. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. NBGRC. Barry Lygo. Jim Flanagan. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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