Cymus melanocephalus

    Description

    Length 3 to 4 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. C. melanocephalus lacks a pale central keel on the scutellum and the wings are punctured throughout.

    Habitat

    Host plants include trefoils, loosestrifes and rushes.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    UK Status

    This species is quite common in southern England in damp areas.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional 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