Philaenus spumarius (Linnaeus, 1758)
This very common froghopper is probably the most regularly encountered species, favouring grasses and bushes and measures around 5mm in length. These were found at Eakring Meadows and Warsop Main Pit Top in July 2009. Philaenus spumarius is extremely variable in colouration, with numerous colour forms.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Philaenus spumarius
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Richard Rogers. Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Darren Matthews. Sherwood Forest Trust (2008 Oak Tree Heath invertebrate survey). Netherfield Wildlife Group. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Peter Kirby (Bentinck Tip & Void Invertebrate survey 2007). Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014. Barry Lygo. Jim Flanagan. Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Pauline Bradford. Sorby Natural History Society. NBGRC. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). David Shaw.

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Updated January 2024

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