Neophilaenus lineatus

    Description

    Length 5-7 mm. N. lineatus is identified by the pale line running down the outside edge of the forewing, and by the central, anterior 'plate' on the vertex which is wider than long. The apex of the scutellum is normally dark, and the face has dark transverse lines, and a dark midline.

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    Habitat

    A grassland species

    When to see it

    Adult: June to November

    Life History

    Sometimes overwinters as an adult

    UK Status

    Very common and widespread throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map