Ancistrocerus claripennis (Thomson, 1874)
Spooner (1973) introduced this species to the British list giving characters to separate it from Ancistrocerus parietum (Linnaeus) and A. gazella (Panzer). Identification keys and general biology are given in Nielsen (1932), Spradbery (1973), Felton (unpublished), Richards (1980) and Yeo & Corbet (1995).
Recorded from four 10 km squares in Devon (1958-69), one 10 km square in Herefordshire (pre-1859), two 10 km squares in Leicestershire and one 10 km square in Nottinghamshire (1905-44).
Overseas, found in many parts of Europe (Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, The Netherlands, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria, Albania, Ukraine, Bulgaria).