Capsus ater (Linnaeus, 1758)
Capsus ater belongs to the Miridae family, which are more commonly known as Plantbugs. There are many species found across the UK and some will be familiar to most people with an interest in natural history. Capsus ater is a common species, particularly frequenting long grass. Individuals show a range of colour forms, with the two adults in the photographs probably being typically representative of the range. Photographed at Sherwood Forest in July 2008.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Capsus ater
 
 
 
 
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). Jim Flanagan. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Wil Heeney. Sorby Natural History Society. Charlie Barnes. Richard Davidson. NBGRC. Meg Skinner.

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 2019

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