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Elipsocus hyalinus (Stephens, 1836)

Common in Britain and Ireland

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Region Main date range Extreme dates
North Mid April - Mid September 11 March - 3 November
South Mid April - Mid September 13 April - 16 November

Summary: has been found on a wide range of trees, shrubs and other microhabitats.


  • Deciduous branches: alder, ash, beech, birch, blackthorn, elder, hawthorn, hazel, horse chestnut, oak, plum, rose, rowan, sallow, snowberry, sycamore, sea buckthorn, wayfaring tree and willow.
  • Deciduous trunks: beech, elm, horse chestnut, .
  • Conifer/evergreen branches: broom, Chinese juniper, holly, ivy, juniper, larch, pine, sitka spruce, turkey oak and yew.
  • Other microhabitats: ex. Andricus lignicola galls, nettle, oak log, meadow grass, under Acer bark and yellow iris.

Sampling techniques: beating branches, brushing tree trunks, hand searching and sweep netting.


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