Eupteryx melissae - Eupteryx melissae
Length 3 mm. Recognised by the three large, more or less rounded spots on the vertex, and the six smaller spots along the anterior of the pronotum, with an irregularly-shaped greyish area behind this. Compare: E. decemnotata.
On sage, or other labiates including mallow, lemonbalm and catmint.
Adult: May to October, this species may overwinter
Very common in Southern England.
Common, but under-recorded.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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