Cercopis vulnerata (Rossi, 1807)
One of the most easily distinguished insects around during the Summer months, Cercopis vulnerata is very commonly found resting on the stems of grasses and other low-growing plants. It measures about 1cm in length. There are several similar red and black species throughout the rest of Europe.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cercopis vulnerata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Paul and Helen Brock. John and Denise Bingham.  Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Martin Warne. Pauline Bradford. Wil Heeney. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Rob Johnson. Meg Skinner. Jim Flanagan. David Shaw. Nick and Samantha Brownley. Brian Wetton.

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 2024

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