Cymus melanocephalus (Fieber, 1861)
There are four species of Cymus in the UK, of which three are known to occur in Nottinghamshire. Cymus melanocephalus seems to be the most common of the three, despite an element of under-recording. Found on Trefoils and Rushes growing in damp areas, we found this species to be numerous (including nymphs) when sweep-netting a slightly boggy area of Budby South Forest in August 2017. The nymph is shown in the lower photographs.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cymus melanocephalus
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007).

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Updated January 2024

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