|Heath Assassin Bug Coranus subapterus|
|This Heath Assassin Bug nymph was found in early July 2012, in an area of ancient grassy heath at the Sherwood Forest CP. It's identity was unknown at the time it was photographed and is the first record for the Sherwood Forest NNR and possibly Nottinghamshire. The Heath Assassin Bug has a mainly coastal distribution in the UK and is by no means common. This discovery (by ourselves and ranger Gary Joynt) represents yet another important invertebrate for this small area of Sherwood, as the same area is also home to the beetle Cryptocephalus coryli (RDB1 and only known UK site) the spider Zora silvestris (RDB2 and only known UK site) and the Welsh Clearwing Moth (RDB3).|
|UK distribution of Coranus subapterus|
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