Stenodema calcarata (Fallén, 1807)
Stenodema calcarata is extremely similar to Stenodema laevigata, but differs in having two distinctive spurs on the hind femur. Adults over-winter and attain the green colouration in the Spring months. Stenodema calcarata is probably a widespread Plant Bug of grassy sites over much of Nottinghamshire, although not as frequent as S. laevigata.
Hind femurs of Stenodema calcarata (left) showing the two spines, compared to the hind femur of Stenodema laevigata (right)
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenodema calcarata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society. Jim Flanagan. Brian Wetton. David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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