Cymatia coleoptrata (Fabricius, 1777) 
This is a small species measuring just 3-4mm in length. Uncommon in Nottinghamshire, but if netted, this could easily be mistaken for a nymph of one of the larger Sigara species. Usuall found in well vegetated ponds and ditches, this one was netted from such a location on Bidby South Forest in early September 2020, with the pond being totaly covered with Duckweed.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cymatia coleoptrata   
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Bob Merritt. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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 September 2020

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