Stenodema laevigata (Linnaeus, 1758)
Stenodema laevigata is a common Plantbug, which overwinters as an adult. Adults become green during the Spring and S. laevigata is the commonest of several other Stenodema species in Nottinghamshire and is found in virtually any grassy habitats, but it does occur in gardens. The lower two photographs show the usual over-wintering colouration.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Stenodema laevigata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Tim Sexton. Darren Matthews. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Wil Heeney. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham. Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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