Heringia verrucula

Heringia verrucula (Collin, 1931)

Nomenclature:

Cnemodon verrucula Collin in Coe (1953), Neocnemodon verrucula (Collin) in Stubbs & Falk (1983).

Biology & ecology:

The larva is undescribed. Associated with a range of deciduous and mixed woodland. Adults fly low and rapidly amongst low vegetation along woodland rides and clearings. An early flying species which can be found visiting spring flowering shrubs such as sallows Salix sp.

Distribution:

Very few, widely scattered records north to the Scottish Highlands.

Status & conservation:

Very few records, but there is a suggestion of a downwards trend.

Recorded from 11 hectads since 1990.