small insects with most UK species having well-sculptured
wings and pronutum, from which they derive their name.
They have traditionally received little attention from
the county's naturalists and we still know little of the
Nottinghamshire distribution of most species. Derephysia
foliacea is found on Ivy, but proved difficult to
find and may ultimately be more of an urban species than
we think. The one in the lower photographs was found in the garden of Tim
Sexton, who once again, very kindly provided us with his
photographs to help illustrate the species.