Dicyrtomina violacea

    Description

    Resembles Dicyrtomina ornata with a solid patch of dark pigment at the posterior end of the abdomen, but unlike D. ornata the abdomen has an entirely purple ground colour with lighter orange reticulations. In D. violacea the head is lighter than the body, whereas in Dicyrtoma fusca the color of the head is similar to the body. 

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Vegetation and leaf litter.

    When to see it

    All year round.

    UK Status

    Seems to be rare in the UK with few records but probably under-reported due to confusion with other species. 

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map