Mocydia crocea (Herrich-Schäffer, 1837)
One of a difficult trio of leafhoppers to identify (the confusion coming from two Mocydiopsis species) this adult Mocydia crocea was swept from a grassy area in Forest Town, Mansfield in May 2014. Although described as being widespread in the UK, there again appears to be a shortage of records from Nottinghamshire, although there are two known Sherwood Forest records.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Mocydia crocea
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Tim Sexton. Andy Godfrey (2006 Sherwood Heath SSSI invertebrate survey). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton (Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014). Jim Flanagan. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

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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