Limnia unguicornis (Scopoli, 1763)
One of two very similar species of Limnia, both of which have similarly widespread (although slightly patchy) UK distributions and have been rather poorly recorded in Nottinghamshire. Limnia unguicornis is considered to be more of a terrestrial species than Limnia paludicola, which prefers wetland habitats, but will occur in damp, well vegetated sites. The one illustrated, was found at Dukes Wood in late May 2018.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Limnia unguicornis
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated December 2018

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