Stygnocoris rusticus (Fallén, 1807)
A seemingly scarce species in Nottinghamshire of dry, sandy habitats, although it is doubtless under recorded and requires quite careful searching to find. It is one of three very similar species which can make identification difficult, although Stygnocoris rusticus is usually brachypterous (short-winged) and identifiable from good photographs. Stygnocoris rusticus has rarely been recorded in Nottinghamshire, but there is an historical record for Sherwood Forest dating to 1912. The one photographed was found at Vexation Lane near Edwinstowe, in October 2015.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stygnocoris rusticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan.

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Updated January 2024

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