Epuraea melanocephala


Size about 2.5 mm. A small brown species rather similar in appearance to other members of the genus but possible to identify with care.

Identification difficulty

On flowers and the foliage of trees.

When to see it

April and May.

UK Status

Fairly frequent and widespread in England and Wales, but sometimes rather local in distribution.

VC55 Status

Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland. There were a total of 31 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map


Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map