Anthocoris visci (Douglas, 1889)
This is a scarce and probably under-recorded Anthocoris in the UK. Its scarcity is entirely due to its preference for Mistletoe, on which it hunts for the Psyllid Psylla visci. Mistletoe has a patchy distribution in Nottinghamshire and is certainly not the easist of plants to gain access to, as it usually grows on the uppermost branches of mature trees. But in July 2018, Tim Sexton was able to beat Mistletoe growing and prompty turned up several Anthocoris visci, producing what is almost certainly the first record for Nottinghamshire. Our thanks go to Tim, for allowing us to use his photographs here.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anthocoris visci
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Tim Sexton.

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 July 2018

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