Cytisogaster chambersi

    Alt Name
    Rhogogaster chambersi
    Description

    6 to 8.5 mm.  One of three small species formerly included in the Rhogogaster picta group. All three have bicolorous blue-green/black stigma. The hind tibia are lined with black on the anterio-dorsal face. Facial markings and saw teeth are diagnostic. Most of the stigma is pale.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Various habitats.

    When to see it

    May to July.

    UK Status

    It is widely distributed in Britain with records from England, Scotland and Wales, but does not appear to be particularly common.

    VC55 Status

    Rarely recorded 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