Catoplatus fabricii (Stal, 1868)
This recent first county record of Catoplatus fabricii at Attenborough Nature Reserve in May 2016, represented yet another notable record from this productive site. The specimen below, was found and photographed by Tim Sexton, who kindly allowed us to use the photographs here. Lacebugs are small insects, having sculptured wings and pronutum, producing the lace-like patterning, from which they derive their name. Catoplatus fabricii is generally scarce in southern parts of the UK, but has been recorded as far north as Yorkshire (per Flanagan, J).
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Catoplatus fabricii
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust.

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Updated December 2018

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