Dicyphus stachydis

    Description

    Length 4.5 mm. Members of this genus can be difficult to identify using structural features, but general coloration and host plant are often informative. The adults are usually brachypterous and often show a dark spot at the apex of both the corium and the cuneus as in D. epilobii, but the 1st antennal segment is mainly pale and the head has dark markings.

    Identification difficulty
    ID guidance
    • Ant3 equal to or longer than head width across eyes
    • Tibial spines longer than width of tibia
    • Basal antennal segment largely pale
    • Ant2 not more than 1.25 times as long as pronotum is wide. 
    Habitat

    This species is found widely on Hedge Woundwort.

    When to see it

    Adult: All year, particularly July-September.

    UK Status

    Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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    Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

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