Wesmaelius nervosus (Stephens, 1836)   
One of a number of so called Brown Lacewings, all of which are smaller than the more commonly encountered Green Lacewings. Identification to species level is difficult with the majority of these and identification is best achieved by examination of a specimen. As with all Lacewings, Wesmaelius nervosus is probably another under-recorded species in Nottinghamshire and the only other county record we know is from a Bestwood village garden (Tobin, S.). The one below was recorded at Cockglode Wood in April 2021, when beaten from Ivy.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Wesmaelius nervosus   
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Records. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Sean Tobin.

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Updated January 2020

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