Orius vicinus (Ribaut, 1923)
One of a very difficult group of small plant bugs, Orius vicnus can be found on low plants across many habitats. We find them fairly regularly within the old stems of Bulrush, including this one from Eakring Flash in March 2013. The right hand photograph gives a good size comparison with the larger (3.5mm) Anthocoris nemorum (left of the photograph).
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orius vicinus
 
 
 
 
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).

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 November 2017

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