Myrmus miriformis (Fallén, 1807)
A common bug of grassy areas and heathland, being either brachypterous (short-winged) or macropterous (fully-winged). There are two colour forms of the male - either brown or green, but the female is always green. Belonging to the Rhopalidae family, these bugs are closely related to Squashbugs, with just 11 species in the UK. This bug was found commonly on heather at Budby South Forest in early August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Myrmus miriformis
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). Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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Updated February 2017

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