Megalonotus chiragra (Fabricius, 1794)
This is a small ground bug (Lygaeidae) found on open, sandy sites. There are several very similar species, but Megalonotus chiragra is the commonest of those likely to cause ID confusion. In August 2012, we found a group of these (including nymphs) under some rubbish at a site near Edwinstowe. The nymphs are shown in the lower two photographs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megalonotus chiragra
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 November 2017

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