Rhogogaster punctulata - Rhogogaster punctulata

Description

Rhogogaster punctulata is very similar to Rhogogaster viridis, but has a pair of very small black dots at the edge of each abdominal segment.

Habitat

This species is found along hedgerows and woodland rides.

When to see it

It flies from May through to July

Life History

The adult is predatory, catching small insects, but the larvae feed on a variety of tree and shrub leaves.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

UK Map