Cixius nervosus

    Description

    Length 6.5-8.5 mm. Cixius is a distinctive genus, but the species are often very hard to separate. As in Tachycixius there are three keels on the scutellum. Cixius nervosus is by far the most common and is one of the larger species. The postclypeus is brownish yellow, much lighter than the frons. The spots along the costal margin are larger than those on veins, and there is usually a brown transverse band on the forewings in the basal half, with faint dark markings posteriorly.

    Habitat

    Found on deciduous trees and shrubs.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to October.

    UK Status

    A widespread and common species.

    VC55 Status

    Common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map