Anaspis regimbarti

    Description

    Length: 2.8 to 3.8 mm.  The body is predominantly black with orange pronotum.  The antennae are black with some orange towards the base, the legs are also predominantly orange.  Although it is striking in appearance there are other very similar species, particularly Anaspis ruficollis, so detailed examination is needed.

    Similar Species

    Anaspis ruficollis

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Usually encountered on Hawthorn or umbellifer flowers.

    When to see it

    May to July or early August.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map