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.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map