Birch Catkin Bug Kleidocerys resedae (Panzer, 1797)
Kleidocerys resedae is a common bug of all habitat types, found on or near Birch. A very similar species (Kleidocerys ericae) is found on heathland and has the potential for misidentification, as both species often occur together. Early and late instar nymphs are shown in the bottom two photographs. The adults over-winter.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Kleidocerys resedae
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Meg Skinner. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Natural England - Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI & Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI, Nottinghamshire Saproxylic invertebrate survey, Natural England Field Unit, April-October 2018. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Jim Flanagan. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw. David and Veronica McGeever. Brian Wetton.

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Updated January 2024

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