Micromus variegatus (Fabricius, 1793) 
One of a number of species that are typically smaller than the more familiar Green Lacewings. Identification is difficult with the majority of Lacewings but Micromus variegatus is identifiable by sight or photographs. It is a common species and almost certainly under-recorded over much of Nottinghamshire. The one below, landed on a window at our Market Warsop home in April 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Micromus variegatus  
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records.

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 January 2020

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