first county record of Catoplatus fabricii at
Attenborough Nature Reserve in May 2016, represented yet
another notable record from this productive site. The
specimen below, was found and photographed by Tim Sexton,
who kindly allowed us to use the photographs here.
Lacebugs are small insects, having sculptured wings and
pronutum, producing the lace-like patterning, from which
they derive their name. Catoplatus fabricii is
generally scarce in southern parts of the UK, but has
been recorded as far north as Yorkshire (per Flanagan, J).