Anaspis rufilabris (Gyllenhal, 1827) 
Most Scraptidae are infuriatingly difficult to identify, as several species have very similar colour forms. Anaspis rufilabris occurs widely across the UK, but in Nottinghamshire (as far as we know) has only been recorded from the Sherwood Forest area. The best way of finding any of the Scraptidae, is by beating Hawthorn blossom in the Spring.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Anaspis rufilabris 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors -  Allan and Annette Binding. K N A Alexander (Invertebrate assemblage condition at Birklands and Bilhaugh SSSI and Birklands West and Ollerton Corner SSSI survey reports 2009-10). Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Denton, M.L. Green, E.J. Legg, G. Hemingway, D.G. Marsh, R.J. and Sharp, D. (2002 Arachnid survey of Birklands and Bilhaugh candidate Special Area of Conservation (SAC), Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire. Report to English Nature from Entotax consultancy 2003). Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Derek Lott. Natural England - Invertebrate Site Register 2006. Sherwood Forest Invertebrate Directory 2014.

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Updated January 2022

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