A very small bug - length 2.5 to 3.5 mm. The four bugs in this genus are distinctively shaped and have a highly punctured body and forewings. However, they can be difficult to separate. This species is recognised by a narrow impunctate band near the corio-claval suture. In the other members of the genus, the corium is punctured throughout.
Often found in drier habitats than the others, on sandy heaths and dry meadows.
Adult: All year
Widespread in the southern half of Britain, but not well recorded.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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