Turtle Shieldbug Podops inuncta (Fabricius, 1775)
This small, brown and inconspicuous Shieldbug has only ever occurred twice in Nottinghamshire as far as we are aware, with records from Bentinck Banks in 2007 (Kirby, P.) and Gedling CP in May 2013 (Flanagan, J.). It is known from nearby Lincolnshire, so it could well turn up at other Nottinghamshire sites at a future date. The Turtle Shieldbug is a ground dwelling species and not often found unless specifically looked for. There are several very similar species, but identification is made easier by the two projections on the pronotum, either side of the head.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Podops inuncta
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Jim Flanagan. Meg Skinner.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2019

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