Phylus melanocephalus (Linnaeus, 1767)
Phylus melanocephalus is a common and distinctive Mirid Bug, which is generally easy to find by beating the foliage of Oak in late June and July. In 2005 it was showed that Phylus palliceps was actually a paler form of P. melanocephalus and not a separate species in its own right. Phylus palliceps is now a synonym of Phylus melanocephalus. Ref:- S. Pagola-Carte et al. (2005,Heteropterus Revista de Entomología, 5: 37-51)
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Phylus melanocephalus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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Updated January 2024

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