Ditropis pteridis

    Description

    Length 3-4 mm. One of a large number of brachypterous (short-winged) delphacids, although the only one to specialise on Bracken. The vertex and face are uniformly yellow and the wings dark with smooth and inconspicuous veins. The wings are approximately half the length of the abdomen in males and a quarter the length in females. Larger winged specimens are rare.

    Habitat

    Around Bracken.

    When to see it

    Adult: May to August.

    UK Status

    Common and widespread in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in suitable areas of Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map