Adarrus ocellaris

    Alternative names
    Errastunus ocellaris
    Description

    Length 3 to 4 mm. A distinctive species in which the cells of the clavus have several cross-veins. Note also the pale cross on the vertex and the dark-edged cells at the apex of the forewing. The face is often largely blackish.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.

    Habitat

    Grassland.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to October.

    UK Status

    Widespread and quite frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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