Drymus sylvaticus (Fabricius, 1775)
Drymus sylvaticus is a common ground bug, which favours grass and leaf litter on fairly dry soils where it feeds on various plants. A similar (and possible confusion species) is Drymus ryei, which is a generally darker species. The one in the upper two photogaphs was found at Sherwood Forest CP in May 2010, but the lower photographs show one which was found under a piece of bark in leaf litter at Sherwood Forest CP in early February 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Drymus sylvaticus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sorby Natural History Society.

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 December 2018

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