Cionus tuberculosus

    Description

    About 4 mm in length it is very dark, almost black with orange tarsi and orange-yellow scales at the side of the pronotum which are diagnostic..

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Pond margins, stream sides, ditches and hedge banks on figwort.

    When to see it

    Summer.

    UK Status

    Locally common in southern England, scarce further north.

    VC55 Status

    Infrequent in Leicestershire and Rutland which are on the northern edge of its range. There were a total of 6 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map