Doratura stylata

Description

Length 3 to 4.5 mm. A striking deltocephaline with very short, somewhat metallic wings (macropters occur rarely). The vertex is sharply angled when seen from the side and has three large black spots around the edge. The face is also marked by two dark transverse bands. The female has elongated gonoplacs projecting from the tip of the abdomen, and the male terminal segment has dark spots.  

Identification difficulty
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Detailed examination of the specimen is needed to identify this species. 
 

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Habitat

Found in open grassy areas, often but not always in sandy or calcareous situations.

When to see it

Adult: June to October.

UK Status

Widespread in England, and also recorded in southern Scotland.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Species profile

Species group:
Bugs
Kingdom:
Animalia
Order:
Hemiptera
Family:
Cicadellidae
Records on NatureSpot:
5
First record:
31/07/2020 (Timms, Sue)
Last record:
28/07/2023 (Cann, Alan)

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