Leptopterna dolobrata (Linnaeus, 1758)
A very common Plantbug of long grass, Leptopterna dolobrata is a nicely marked member of the Miridae family. There are many species found across the UK and some will be familiar to most people with an interest in natural history. This mating pair were photographed at Sherwood Forest in July 2008.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Leptopterna dolobrata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Pauline Bradford. Ashley Watson. NBGRC. Sorby Natural History Society. Meg Skinner. Brian Wetton.

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 2022

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