Parasemidalis fuscipennis

    Description

    Wingspan 6 mm. This is one of several rather similar looking greyish white waxflies. Expert help should be sought when identifying these species and detailed examination of the specimen is usually necessary.

    Photo ID?
    Habitat

    Examples have been taken from pine, oak and Bulrush (Typha latifolia).

    When to see it

    June and July.

    UK Status

    Widespread but very local in England south of a line from Liverpool to Whitby and with only a single record from Wales.

    VC55 Status

    Rare or under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.  It was first recorded for VC55 in Leicester in 1990.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map