Anomoia purmunda

    Alternative names
    Phagocarpus purmundus

    Length 4.5 mm. The wing markings are very characteristic and distinctive. The eyes are green with two transverse red bands. Wings are carried in a front facing posture. perhaps as an attempt to look bigger or fiercer than it really is.

    Identification difficulty

    Females are attracted to Hawthorn bushes with berries in order to lay their eggs.

    When to see it

    July to October.

    Life History

    Larvae feed in Hawthorn fruits.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent in the southern half of Britain at least.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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