Eupteryx urticae - Eupteryx urticae

Description

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.

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Habitat

Usually on nettles, where is almost ubiquitous, but also on other low vegetation.

When to see it

Adult: May to November.

UK Status

Very common.

VC55 Status

Common but under-recorded.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map