Heather Bug Rhacognathus punctatus (Linnaeus, 1758)
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This is a scarce species, even where it occurs in it's heathland habitat. It is likely that the Heather Bug is completely confined to Budby South Forest in Nottinghamshire. It was also a species which we have searched for, for several years, but eventually found two adults and a nymph in early August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Rhacognathus punctatus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Adrian Dutton. Chloe Ryder (RSPB). Nick and Samantha Bronley.

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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