European Chinchbug Ischnodemus sabuleti (Fallén, 1826)
A small, elongate bug which has two forms, with both fully-winged (macropterous) and small-winged (micropterous) adults. Once known from just a handful of Kent and Surrey sites, this Lygaeid has increased its range enormously and is still expanding away from its original south-east localities. Although no doubt very common in wetland areas of Nottinghamshire, there are currently few records. These micropterous adults, were found hidden between the dead leaves of Bulrush, in the conservation area of Rufford Country Park and at Meden Vale in February 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ischnodemus sabuleti
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Jim Flanagan. Wil Heeney. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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