Aphrodes makarovi

    Description

    Length 5.5-7.5 mm. Aphrodes species generally have a sharply pointed vertex which always has a median keel. They can be very variable with distinct forms occurring in different habitats. Females in particular are often difficult to identify. Aphrodes makarovi was historically regarded as a form of Aphrodes bicinctus but is larger, has pale wing veins and is much more common.

    Habitat

    The host plants are a range of common species, including Dandelions, Thistles and Nettles.

    When to see it

    Adult: June to October.

    UK Status

    It occurs widely across the UK, but particularly in the south.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map