Bordered Shieldbug Legnotus limbosus (Geoffroy, 1785)
A small black Shieldbug around 4mm in length, with only a handful of Nottinghamshire records. Legnotus limbatus is a small, ground living species feeding on Lady's Bedstraw and Goosegrass. Despite the paucity of records, the heathlands of Sherwood Forest may well be the most likely sites to find it, but records are from scattered localities and include at least one from an urban garden.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Legnotus limbosus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Wil Heeney. Jim Flanagan. Darren Matthews. Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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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