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. Commonly found in leaf litter samples from the Sherwood Forest CP, but widespread and certainly found throughout the whole of the Sherwood Forest area.
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. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Jim Flanagan.

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 January 2024

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