Eupteryx urticae - Eupteryx urticae
Length 3 mm. This species can be separated from the virtually identical E. cyclops by the fact that the dark, forward-pointing triangle abutting the back middle of the vertex is wider than long and the hind tibiae are dark.
Usually on nettles, where is almost ubiquitous, but also on other low vegetation.
Adult: May to November.
Common but under-recorded.
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