Dikraneura variata (Hardy, 1850)
Generally a common species across much of the UK, where it is usually found on areas of grassy heathland. In Nottinghamshire, it seems restricted to the Sherwood Forest and Clumber Park areas, although the first record for the Sherwood Forest NNR only came from Sherwood Heath SSSI as recently as September 2017. Probably very much under-recorded.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dikraneura variata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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 September 2018

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