Aradus depressus

    Description

    Length 5 to 6 mm. Unlike Aneurus species, the wing membrane in Aradus flatbugs does not extend below the apex of the scutellum. A. depressus is distinguished by the pale shoulders, and the 2nd and 3rd antennal segments are similar in length.

    Habitat

    Found under the bark of various trees which are infected by fungi, particularly native deciduous species.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    Life History

    It appears not to have a strict reproductive seasonality, although nymphs are more common in the summer.

    UK Status

    Although widely distributed across England and parts of Wales, it is not often recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Little recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map