Hoplomachus thunbergii (Fallén, 1807)
A small and generally uncommon plant bug which is local across much of the southern UK. Hoplomachus thunbergii measures around 4.5mm long, but was found commonly at Warsop Main Pit Top, where adults and nymphs were easily found on the flowers of Mouse-ear Hawkweed, growing along an old railway line in late June and early July.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Hoplomachus thunbergii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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Updated January 2022

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