Deraeocoris ruber (Linnaeus, 1758)
A common plant bug of low vegetation, but especially on Nettles and low Brambles along hedgerows. This Mirid Bug is usually present at most sites we visit, but these were photographed at Eakring Flash and Budby South Forest in late July 2009. Deraeocoris ruber is an extremely variable species.
Deraeocoris ruber nymph, photographed at Wellow Park, July 2017
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Deraeocoris ruber
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society. Pauline Bradford. NBGRC. David Shaw. Brian Wetton. Nick and Samantha Brownley.

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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