Kleidocerys ericae (Horváth, 1908)
This tiny bug is very similar to the more common Kleidocerys residae, which is associated with Birch. Kleidocerys ericae is (as the name suggests) found on heather. Several of these adults were found by sweep netting an area of Calluna Heather at Sherwood Heath SSSI in July 2012, during an invertebrate survey. One of the main visible ID seperations between the two species, is that K. ericae generally has more white on the scutellum than K. residae.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Kleidocerys ericae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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Updated January 2024

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