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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map