Dicyphus escalerae (Lindberg, 1934)
Without any doubt, Dicyphus escalerae is widespread in many Nottinghamshire parks and gardens. Found on Antirrhinum majus, even isolated plants are likely to hold at least a few adults and numerous nymphs if checked. Known from the UK since 2007, we know of no previous Nottinghamshire records. Those illustrated below, were found on two Antirrhinum majus growing in a Mapperley garden in October 2018 and January 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dicyphus escalerae
Dicyphus escalerae nymph, Mapperley October 2018
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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 December 2018

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