Atractotomus mali (Meyer-Dür, 1843) 
A plant bug with a largely south-easterly range in the UK. There is an historical record from Langford in 1912 (Carr) and modern records from Attenborough NR in the south of the county, so it should be relatively easy to find by sweeping or beating vegetation. Atractotomus mali is distinctive by the enlarged second antennal segment, but there are two other very similar species. This one was photographed during invertebrate survey work in Worcestershire, during July 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Atractotomus mali
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Truat. Jim Flanagan.

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Updated February 2017

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