Zygina flammigera (Fourcroy, 1785)
This tiny species is the commonest of a very tricky group of similarly marked and variable species. Often common in gardens, Z. flammigera overwinters in conifers or dense evergreen shrubs and measures little more than 3mm in length. These were found to be common in a Mapperley garden at Nottingham in March 2011 (lower photographs) and on Gorse at Warsop Main Pit Top in January 2019.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Zygina flammigera
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Peter Kirby (Ploughman Wood Invertebrate survey 1998 on behalf of the Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust). 

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 2021

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