Derephysia foliacea


    Length 3 to 3.5 mm. This lacebug is distinguished by the single row of large meshes along the edge of the forewing, which may be partly divided. The outer rim of the forewings is strongly raised. The colouring is pale brown, with the antennae, head, and central area of the pronotum darker.


    The species is found on ivy.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year

    Life History

    Adults overtwinter, mating in the spring. The new generation is complete by early autumn.

    UK Status

    Occurs locally across the UK.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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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