Dryophilocoris flavoquadrimaculatus

    Description

    Length 6-7 mm. This is one of several mirids which are mostly black with yellow markings. Although distinctive, it is similar to the much rarer Globiceps species, which have less extensive yellow areas at the front of the corium. In addition, the pronotum and forewings of D. flavoquadrimaculatus are covered with long fine erect hairs and the posterior of the pronotum is strongly raised. This species always has large wings.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    On Oak.

    When to see it

    Adult: May-June.

    UK Status

    A common spring species throughout Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly common in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map