Acalypta parvula (Fallén, 1807)
For a Lacebug, Acalypta parvula is extremely small. Found on Moss growing on dry soils and measuring no more than 2mm in length, makes this an almost impossible species to find, so the use of a hand-held vacuum is recommended. Nottinghamshire's only recent records had come in 2006 from Sherwood Heath SSSI (Godfrey, A.) and in 2007 when it was recorded from Bentinck Banks (Kirby, P.) and at Clumber Park (Godfrey, A.). We found the one below on Budby South Forest in August 2017. Likely to be more widespread in Nottinghamshire.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Acalypta parvula
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). 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 November 2017

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