Europiella artemisiae (Becker, 1864) 
This small Mirid is without doubt, considerably under-recorded in Nottinghamshire and far more common than the distribution map would indicate. In the UK, it has a strange distribution, being mostly confined to the West Midlands, West Wales and parts of East Anglia. As it's scientific name suggests, Europiella artemisiae uses Mugwort Artemisia vulgaris as a hostplant and the 3mm long adults can be found tucked away at the end of new growth. Mugwort is common on wasteground and roadside verges and if present, this species is easily found.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Europiella artemisiae 
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Steve Lane - Warwickshire dataset and personal records from various vice counties. Jim Flanagan. 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 June 2020

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