Deraeocoris flavilinea (A. Costa, 1862)
A recent coloniser, first appearing in the UK in as recently as 1996. It has since spread rapidly and has occurred in Nottinghamshire before. We have had numbers of this attractive bug on our Honeysuckle (Lonicera periclymenum) in our Market Warsop garden since 2012. Deraeocoris flavilinea is extremely similar to the common Deraeocoris ruber. The late instar nymph is shown in the lower two photographs.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Deraeocoris flavilinea
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Pauline Bradford. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sorby Natural History Society. Jim Flanagan. 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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