Description and notes
Misidentified as Nitela spinolae by Felton (1987).
The species is more widely distributed than its congener N. borealis. It occurs in south and south-east England, including Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Nitela lucens is widely distributed from central to southern Europe (particularly in the Iberian Peninsula). It is known from Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and Greece. Also known from Tunisia.