Scolopostethus affinis (Schilling, 1829)
A very small and attractively marked Lygaeid bug. The front femora are swollen and distinct with a low power lens. Unfortunately there are other Scolopostethus species, which add to the identification difficulties. The antennal colouration and pattern can help to a degree, with the first two sections being light, including the basal part of the third. Likely to be common in Nottinghamshire.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Scolopostethus affinis
 
 
 
 
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).

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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