Populicerus albicans (Kirschbaum, 1868)
This quite distinctively pale leafhopper found on White and Grey Poplar. The general lack of interest in the county's leafhopper fauna, often means that there are few documented records, which in turn incorrectly leads to the assumtion that many species are either uncommon or rare. Populicerus albicans does have a restricted Nottinghamshire distribution, but this restriction is forced by the distribution of the host plant more than anything. It is likely to occur wherever White Poplar grows.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Populicerus albicans
 
Populicerus albicans nymph photographed on White Poplar growing near the entrance to the former Thoresby Colliery at Edwinstowe.
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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 July 2018

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