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Peripsocus phaeopterus (Stephens, 1836)

Common in Britain and Ireland.

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Region Main date range Extreme dates
North Late July - Mid September 3 July - 30 September
South Unknown 18 June - 27 September

Summary: has been found mainly on branches of deciduous and coniferous/evergreen trees/bushes (no records from trunks).


  • Deciduous branches: Alnus incarna, beech, birch, elm, hawthorn, hazel, hornbeam, large-leaved lime, oak and sea buckthorn.
  • Conifer/evergreen branches: broom, larch, pines and yew.
  • Other microhabitats: heather/bell heather.

Sampling techniques: beating branches and malaise trap.


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