Balclutha punctata (Fabricius, 1775)
Many Cicadellidae are small and notoriously difficult to identify, many only possible by dissection. Balclutha punctata is also a variable species, which adds to the challenge of identification. It was one of several adults, that were swept from low vegetation during an invertbrate survey at Sherwood Heath SSSI in June 2013. Aside from this, there have been no other traceable Sherwood Forest records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Balclutha punctata
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Barry Lygo. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). Jim Flanagan.

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 January 2024

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