Dictyonota fuliginosa (A. Costa, 1853)
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 only a few years ago, we still knew virtually nothing of their distribution in Nottinghamshire.

Dictyonota fuliginosa was first found at the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust's Attenborough Nature Reserve in early October 2016, when it was beaten from Broom (Cytisus scoparius) by assistant reserve manager Tim Sexton. Further records took a while to come, but nymphs were beaten from Broom growing at Rainworth Heath NR in June 2021, then an adult again beaten off Broom growing on Thoresby Pit Top in July 2021. Grateful thanks go to Tim for kindly providing us with the top two photographs.
Dictyonota fuliginosa nymph, photographed at Rainworth Heath NR June 2021.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Dictyonota fuliginosa
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. 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 January 2022

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