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.
- 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.
This species is found widely on Hedge Woundwort.
Adult: All year, particularly July-September.
Fairly frequent and widespread in Britain.
Thought to be fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.
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