Orthops campestris (Linnaeus, 1758)
This colourful plant bug is commonly found on the flowers of various Umbellifers. There are several other species of Orthops, but Orthops campestris is the only one to show such green colouration. Measuring just 4mm in length, this example was found in a Nottingham garden in July 2012.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Orthops campestris
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). Sorby Natural History Society. Netherfield Wildlife Group. NBGRC. Jim Flanagan. 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 2024

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