Aglaostigma fulvipes

    Description

    7-9mm with a red band over the dorsal abdomen but with significant white markings on the sides or underneath of the abdomen.

    Similar Species

    A. acupariae is a similar size, found in similar habitats and also early in the year, but this lacks the white markings on the abdomen and the red band extends underneath.

    Photo ID?
    ID guidance

    A side view is needed for ID. Look for the white lateral band along the abdomen or white beneath.

    Habitat

    Hedgerows and wooded places

    When to see it

    April to June

    Life History

    Larvae feed on Galium species.

    UK Status

    Common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map