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Elipsocus pumilis (Hagen, 1861)

Common in Britain and Ireland

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Region Main date range Extreme dates
North Mid June - Late September 5 June - 6 November
South Unknown 24 May - 21 October

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


  • Deciduous branches: alder, ash, beech, birch, bird cherry, blackthorn, elder, elm, field maple, hawthorn, hazel, honeysuckle, horse chestnut, lime, oak, poplar, rose, rowan, sallow, sycamore, sea buckthorn and willow.
  • Deciduous trunks: beech
  • Conifer/evergreen branches: broom, cedar, Chinese juniper, fir, holly, juniper, larch, pine, sitka spruce and yew.
  • Other microhabitats: nettles/thistles, palings, wall and under pine bark.

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


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