Ero aphana (Walckenaer, 1802)
Once restricted to a few areas of dry heathland in southern England, Ero aphana has undergone a range expansion since 2000, reaching as far north as Nottinghamshire and has even been found in gardens. This one however, was discovered in an old greenhouse at the Dukeries Garden Centre near Worksop on June 2012. There are two species of Ero that have the distinctive tubercles on the abdomen, but E. aphana has all four tubercles of virtually the same size.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Ero aphana
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Tony Kavanagh. NBGRC. Unknown observer per Tone Killiick. 

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 2022

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