Acericerus heydenii


This species is larger and darker than Acericerus vittifrons and A. ribauti and is associated with Sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus). It was found at a number of sites in southern England during 2010 and is presumably a recent arrival from the continent. 

Identification difficulty
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Can be identified by external features at 5-10X magnification.

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Associated with Sycamore.

When to see it

Late spring to early autumn.

UK Status

A recent arrival in Britain.

VC55 Status

Only recently recorded in  Leicestershire and Rutland were it remains uncommon.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map

Species profile

Species group:
Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
15/02/2021 (Semper, Alan)
Last record:
24/02/2024 (Cann, Alan)

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