Acalypta parvula

    Description

    Length about 2 mm. Acalytpa species are very small lacebugs. They are usually brachypterous, appearing rather oval in shape. The 4th antennal segment is wider than the 3rd and the head bears two frontal processes (small projections arising between the antennae). A. parvula has three keels on the pronotum and the 3rd antennal segment is thickened at the base. The macropterous form is frequent.

    Habitat

    Associated with moss. Particularly amongst short moss on dry soils.

    When to see it

    Adults can be found throughout the year - this species overwinters as an adult.

    UK Status

    The commonest member of the genus, it can be found throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map