Arboridia parvula


Length 2.5 to 3.0 mm.  Both UK species of Arboridia have the same patterning, with two prominent spots on the vertex and four smaller and fainter marks at the front of the pronotum. The forewings have dark streaks running along the two long cells closest to the midline. The lower part of the face (anteclypeus) is blackish.

Identification difficulty
ID guidance

Can only be identified by examination of internal genital structure. 

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.


Most likely to be found on calcareous soils, often associated with common rockrose.

When to see it

Adult: February to September.

UK Status

Widespread, but local, found mainly in the southern half of Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map


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

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Species profile

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Records on NatureSpot:
First record:
01/03/2020 (Skevington, Mark)
Last record:
01/03/2020 (Skevington, Mark)

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