Orthocephalus saltator (Hahn, 1835)
A small and indistinct Mirid Bug, one of two very similar species. In Orthocephalus saltator the hind tibiae are brown. Females are brachypterous, but males are macropterous (fully winged). Apparently a common species of grassy areas, these examples were found in sparsely vegetated areas of dry ground at Warsop Main Pit Top in late August 2013 and Bilsthorpe Pit Top in July 2017 (lower photographs).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orthocephalus saltator
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Netherfield Wildlife Group.

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Updated January 2021

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