Aneugmenus padi

    Description

    6 mm long with a black body and pale green legs. The keel along the base of its head extends to level with top of its eyes.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    This species has a red ID rating and unless identified by a known expert you must provide a satisfactory explanation of how it was identified for the record to be accepted.

    Habitat

    In areas where Bracken or other ferns are common.

    When to see it

    Summer

    Life History

    Its larvae feed on Bracken and other ferns.

    UK Status

    It is fairly common in Britain in areas of suitable habitat

    VC55 Status

    Locally common 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