Heterotoma planicornis (Pallas, 1772)
A common Mirid Bug and one we had not recorded before August 2012, when we recorded them at Ollerton and then subsequently provided the Sherwood Forest NNR with a first ever record, when found on Budby South Forest. This distinctive species prefers low vegetation such as Nettles etc. A predatory species.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Heterotoma planicornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Wil Heeney. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Ashley Watson. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Barry Lygo. David Shaw.

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 2022

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