Coranus sp .........
Found on two occasions but the correct identity of this species remains a mystery. In July 2012, an Assassin Bug nymph was found in an area of heathland at the Sherwood Forest CP. It's identity was unknown and at the time was presumed to be Coranus subapterus - the Heath Assassin Bug. In late July 2017, we swept an adult (upper four photographs) from an area of Budby South Forest and when photographing it, presumed it was a female C. subapterus. After reviewing the photographs, we realised that it may not be C. subapterus and could well be a different species. The search continues for another specimen.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Coranus subapterus
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Gary Joynt.

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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