Velia caprai (Tamanini, 1947)
A colourful species, Velia caprai is commonly known as the Water Cricket. It is common across the whole of the UK and has a preference for small streams. This one was found sheltering between stones along the edge of the River Meden at the Hills and Holes SSSI, at Market Warsop in mid-August 2009.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Velia caprai
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Bob Merritt. Netherfield Wildlife Group. Tim Sexton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Sorby Natural History Society.

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 November 2017

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