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Reuterella helvimacula (Enderlein, 1901)

Uncommon in Britain and Ireland.

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Region Main date range Extreme dates
North Late July - Mid September 15 May - 25 October
South Unknown 10 July - 11 August

Summary: strongly associated with tree trunks.


  • Tree trunks: beech, elm, lime, oak and pine.
  • Deciduous branches: oak.
  • Other trees (unspecified whether on branches or trunks):
    • Deciduous trees: birch, blackthorn, hawthorn, horse chestnut and sycamore.
    • Conifer/evergreen: larch.
  • Other microhabitats: on fences.

Sampling techniques: brushing tree trunks and hand searching.


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