Derephysia foliacea (Fallén, 1807)
Lacebugs are 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.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Derephysia foliacea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Adrian Dutton. Tim Sexton. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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Updated January 2021

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