Physatocheila dumetorum (Herrich-Schäffer, 1838)
Lacebugs are small insects with sculptured wings and pronutum, producing the lace-like patterning from which they derive their name. Like much of our invertebrate fauna, Lacebugs are still under-recorded in Nottinghamshire, with very few people recording them regularly. In the south of the county, Attenborough Nature Reserve has recently produced two Lacebugs, which look to be county firsts. Physatocheila dumetorum was found by Tim Sexton in May 2016, who kindly allowed us to use his superb photographs (upper two). It is occurs rather patchily over the UK, being found on Lichen-covered trees, especially Hawthorn and we recently (August 2016) recorded it at Hills and Holes SSSI at Market Warsop.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Physatocheila dumetorum
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

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Updated January 2024

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