Megaloceroea recticornis (Geoffroy, 1785)
This is a common plant bug of grassy areas, identifiable by the very long antennae and long hind femur. Several Megaloceroea recticornis were easily found by sweep netting long grass in an open area of Sherwood Forest CP in July 2011, yet this was the species' first occurrence in the Sherwood Forest NNR. It has since proved to be common across the wider Sherwood Forest area. The nymph is showed in the lower two photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Megaloceroea recticornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Jim Flanagan. Ashley Watson. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC.

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Updated January 2022

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