Length: 6 to 7.5 mm. The UK representatives of this genus are relatively large species having numerous white cross veins and dark dots on the forewings and vertex. This species can be separated from A. mixtus by its generally paler colouration and the presence on the vertex of two narrow black lines running diagonally from ocellus to median.
This species can be identified from good quality photographs with care but there are similar species that it could be confused with.
Open, deciduous woodlands, especially moist habitats. The adults can be found on various deciduous woody plants.
Adult: June to October
The nymphs feed on grasses.
Fairly common across southern Britain.
Fairly common but under-recorded. The record of 12.vii.2009 was the first for Leicestershire and Rutland.
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