Meligramma trianguliferum - Meligramma trianguliferum

Description

As the name suggest, the markings on the abdomen are rather triangular. It is a narrow-bodied species with a yellowish scutellum.

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Habitat

The species has a preference for quite well wooded areas and hedgerows, and a liking for spring flowering shrubs such as Hawthorn and Crab Apple.

When to see it

April to September peaking in May.

UK Status

The species is scarce in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland. The Sapcote record for Meligramma trianguliferum may be the first for Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map