Derephysia foliacea

Description

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.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify the species.

Habitat

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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Species profile

Species group:
Bugs
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hemiptera
Family:
Tingidae
Records on NatureSpot:
5
First record:
29/07/2011 (Woodward, Steve)
Last record:
02/02/2024 (Graves, Hazel)

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